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Zorro

(15,860 posts)
Wed May 23, 2018, 12:09 PM May 2018

Gun was hidden in oven for safekeeping. Oblivious baker found out with a 'bang,' cops say

Using your oven for gun storage? Turns out it’s a recipe for disaster.

A Warren, Ohio, father wanted to keep his revolver out of his kids’ hands when they visited his home Sunday, so he hid the weapon in the broiler of his Maytag oven, according to police. But Robin Garlock, 44, didn’t tell his girlfriend about the hiding spot before she started heating the oven to do some baking later that night, the Youngstown Vindicator reports.

She found out about the gun with a “bang,” police said — though at first she assumed the gunfire she heard had come from outside the house, the newspaper reports. The girlfriend yelled for Garlock, who told her to run for cover, according to police. Garlock then headed for the broiler himself, where he was burned as he tried to secure the weapon.

“It’s too hot,” Warren Police Detective Wayne Mackey told the Vindicator. “The gun literally spun around because it’s going off.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article211693954.html

The Maytag was armed and dangerous.

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Gun was hidden in oven for safekeeping. Oblivious baker found out with a 'bang,' cops say (Original Post) Zorro May 2018 OP
It's also a handy place to keep your powder dry. nt Xipe Totec May 2018 #1
". . . From my burned, seared hands!" Codeine May 2018 #2
Is he related to the guy in Wisconsin in the late 1800s or early 1900s who put his dynamite shraby May 2018 #3
. dalton99a May 2018 #14
Thank you. I read it some time ago and didn't remember all the particulars. shraby May 2018 #16
It takes a good guy with a gun in the oven to stop a bad guy with a gun in the oven. Orsino May 2018 #4
Darwin Winner lpbk2713 May 2018 #5
I'm imagining what my wild west great grandma would say. hunter May 2018 #6
This should earn him a felony conviction that would prohibit him Crunchy Frog May 2018 #7
I agree gratuitous May 2018 #8
Too stupid to own a deadly weapon. ecstatic May 2018 #9
If only the refrigerator had also had a gun! ret5hd May 2018 #10
If only the blender had also had a gun! ret5hd May 2018 #11
If only the microwave had also had a gun! ret5hd May 2018 #12
Negligence. Caliman73 May 2018 #13
He should be charged and convicted... SidDithers May 2018 #15
Too late. Totally Tunsie May 2018 #17

shraby

(21,946 posts)
3. Is he related to the guy in Wisconsin in the late 1800s or early 1900s who put his dynamite
Wed May 23, 2018, 12:33 PM
May 2018

in the oven before breakfast to dry it out cause it was damp? Before breakfast was over, there was no more house. The whole family was killed in the explosion.

shraby

(21,946 posts)
16. Thank you. I read it some time ago and didn't remember all the particulars.
Thu May 24, 2018, 05:13 PM
May 2018

I thought they were killed.

I just remember thinking "I"ll bet the wife told him not to do it, and he told her, don't worry I know what I'm doing."

Orsino

(37,428 posts)
4. It takes a good guy with a gun in the oven to stop a bad guy with a gun in the oven.
Wed May 23, 2018, 12:35 PM
May 2018

This isn't a gun issue; it's an oven issue.

hunter

(38,467 posts)
6. I'm imagining what my wild west great grandma would say.
Wed May 23, 2018, 01:24 PM
May 2018

It might be something like, "If you ever bring a gun into MY house again I'll put rat poison in your dinner."

Contrary to myth, people took gun control very seriously in the wild west. Fools and their guns were soon parted.


Crunchy Frog

(26,752 posts)
7. This should earn him a felony conviction that would prohibit him
Wed May 23, 2018, 02:05 PM
May 2018

From ever being able to possess firearms again.

Won't happen because our gun fetishizing society will never hold people accountable for gross negligence involving their sacred totems.

gratuitous

(82,849 posts)
8. I agree
Wed May 23, 2018, 02:12 PM
May 2018

But we can't regulate owners of firearms even that much, thanks to the terrorists of the NRA. It's every citizen's constitutional right to mishandle their firearms, up to and including the death of any bystander luckless enough to be in the vicinity.

ecstatic

(32,925 posts)
9. Too stupid to own a deadly weapon.
Wed May 23, 2018, 02:16 PM
May 2018

It's really mind boggling and scary. A lot of them DO NOT have common sense. Their home security plan begins and ends with GUN. No thoughts whatsoever about PREVENTION, safety, and other things that could prevent a situation where a gun enters into the equation.

Aspiring gun owners, at the very least, should be forced to take classes and perhaps psych exams prior to being allowed to purchase guns. But I'm sure the NRA is against that too.

Caliman73

(11,764 posts)
13. Negligence.
Wed May 23, 2018, 02:25 PM
May 2018

You can buy a trigger lock or a cable lock for a few dollars and disable the weapon. No need to do something stupid like hide it in the oven.

As others have said, this guy should lose his ability to own firearms.

SidDithers

(44,228 posts)
15. He should be charged and convicted...
Wed May 23, 2018, 02:37 PM
May 2018

Negligent discharge of a firearm should be considered a serious crime.

Start putting people in jail for failing to secure their firearms, and maybe dumbasses will take their responsibility more seriously.

And maybe more gun owners will decide that it's just not worth the legal risk to own the weapon anymore.

Sid

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