Hertz manager busted for allegedly stealing handgun left in rental car by customer

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  1. sobore
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    The old adage 'Finders Keepers' doen't hold water as far as the law is concerned.

    Douglas John Orr, 32, the Punta Gorda Airport manager of Hertz Rent-a-Car, is accused of swiping a 1911 Springfield Armory .45-caliber firearm with a loaded magazine from a customer who had accidentally left it in the rental car, according to a news release from the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office.

    The customer had rented the car at the airport to drive Georgia, where he had gone to pick up belongings from his deceased father. The man told a deputy he went to the airport and talked to a Hertz clerk who said they did not find the missing firearm and then took him to the car he had rented. The clerk also called the manager, Douglas Orr, who allegedly said he located the weapon and turned it over to a Sheriff's Office located acress the steet from the airport, the release stated.

    The man then called the Sheriff's Office and spoke to a deputy who reportedly said there was no report of a handgun being turned in.

    So the customer went back to Hertz on Saturday afternoon and talked to Orr, who told him he found the gun, put it in a plastic bag and turned it in at the Sheriff's Office, according to the report.

    Read More: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/strange/floriduh-blog/sfl-rental-car-20130225,0,7911570.story
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  2. jbcarioca
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    How interesting.
  3. mrx900
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    Unfortunately, things like that happen all the time in the industry--there was a good story about an Alaska Airlines flight attendant getting busted for stealing a passengers iPad while IN FLIGHT.

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