Officer Reports His Gun Was Stolen—by Strippers

They are charged, and he is on leave
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 8, 2019 1:44 PM CST
Cops: Strippers Stole Officer's Gun
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Two Rhode Island strippers have been charged with stealing a Boston police officer's handgun, prompting the department to place the officer on leave and open an internal investigation. Police say 25-year-old Neish Rivera, 22-year-old Melissa Dacier, and the officer went to a Providence strip club before going to a Pawtucket hotel last Saturday. The officer locked his service weapon in the glove box of his car, and later realized it was missing after he gave Dacier his car keys to get a phone charger, per the AP. Police charged the women with larceny of a firearm. The officer's name wasn't made public.

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