Chris Eger for Guns.com reports:
Over the weekend, an angler detained by police in Florida and warned to stay away from the pier under threat of trespassing charges was apparently done so in error.
The incident occurred at the public pier at Ballast Point on Tampa Bay when police stopped a member of a state gun rights group, Florida Carry.
“…Last weekend one of our members, George Freeman, was detained for over an hour after a Tampa Police Officer unsuccessfully attempted sneak up behind him while fishing and grab his holstered handgun,” said the group in a statement.
The group maintained that Freeman was detained for over an hour and then released with a warning to stay away from the public pier under threat of trespassing charges.
This, in turn, has led to Florida Carry planning a lawsuit against the department and establishing a crowd-funding drive to pay for legal services.
With this, authorities advised Guns.com that the weekend incident was all a big mistake.
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