Gun found in Publix

UPDATE: January 18, 2012

Officials say the gun belongs to a 60-year-old former FBI agent whi accidentally left it on the sink. David Hallman told authorities that he laid the gun down on the sink to wash his hands and simply forgot to take it with him. Hallman will not face any charges.


An employee at the Lee County Publix found a .40-caliber handgun with 12 rounds inside on a sink in the men's bathroom.

The employee notified store management who called the Lee County Sheriff's Office. At this time it's not known who left the gun, but authorities are running the serial number through the ATF data base to see if they can figure out how the gun got there.

No one was injured by the weapon.

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