MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- An off-duty Florida police officer watching the sunrise with her boyfriend had her purse containing her gun and badge stolen.
Local media is reporting that Miami-Dade officer Jacquelyn Coello was behind the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach and had set her purse on the sand. Moments later someone grabbed it. A witness alerted Coello, who chased the thief but was unable to catch him.
The purse also contained a magazine for her gun, her driver's license, keys and cellphone.