NEW YORK (AP) — A police officer's craving for cake batter ice cream put him and his colleagues in the right place to take action when a loaded gun fell out of a man's shorts at a Baskin-Robbins shop in New York City.
Police say three officers were at the shop in Coney Island, Brooklyn while on-duty Saturday when Emmanuel Lovett walked in, tugged his denim shorts and dropped a pistol to the floor.
The officers swarmed and arrested the 33-year-old man. Police say his robbery record prohibited him from having a gun. He's charged with criminal possession of a firearm.
Lovett is jailed on $7,500 bail. He's due in court Friday. A message seeking comment was left with his lawyer.
The NYPD acknowledged the oddity of the ice cream-induced arrest, tweeting : "Seriously, this actually happened."
3 of our cops are in the local Dunkin/Baskin Robbins. A fella walks in, adjusts his pants & out drops a loaded gun on the floor. Now the repeat felon carrying it is in custody, all because a Transit cop had a craving for cake batter ice cream🍦 (seriously, this actually happened) pic.twitter.com/9Ue6IHQi2g— NYPD Transit (@NYPDTransit) June 30, 2019