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Loaded gun left in Park City hotel room

by Jay Hamburger THE PARK RECORD

Someone left a loaded handgun in a Park City hotel room in late May, the Park City Police Department said.

The 45-caliber gun, manufactured by Taurus, had a full magazine and one round was in the chamber, Rick Ryan, a police captain, said. The Police Department received the report at 10:38 a.m. on May 30.

Ryan said the gun owner checked out of the hotel on May 28. A housekeeper two days later found the gun in a holster under a bed, he said. Hotel security took the gun for safekeeping and called the police. The Police Department took the gun for storage.

Ryan said the owner of the gun, a man from Sandy, realized the weapon was missing. He contacted the hotel and the Police Department, Ryan said. The gun owner went to the Police Department to retrieve the firearm. Ryan said he provided identification and proof of ownership before the gun was released. The gun is valued at an estimated $200.

Ryan said the Police Department is not investigating the case as a criminal act.

The Police Department occasionally receives reports of guns being left behind in hotel rooms.