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A cop left his his gun at Burger King. It ended up somewhere totally different.

David Scott Hane
David Scott Hane Pasco County Sheriff's Office

On Friday, an undercover detective accidentally left his gun in a bathroom during the lunch rush at New Port Richey, Florida, Burger King.

The story doesn't end there.

According to a report from the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, when the detective went back to the restaurant for the handgun, it was gone.

The following morning, the report says that a K9 deputy and his dog Benco found the weapon in some woods nearby.

According to News Channel 8, an intense search was launched.

With the help of the fast-food chain's surveillance video, deputies were able to make an arrest.

David Scott Haney, 49, was charged with theft of a firearm and taken to the Land O Lakes Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.

According to the sheriff's office, Haney, who is homeless, was arrested five times last year alone on assorted charges.

In April, a chemistry teacher from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School left his gun in a public restroom at the Deerfield Beach Pier. In that instance, Sean Simpson's Glock 9 mm ended up in the hands of a homeless man who fired a shot into the wall. Simpson faced no charges; the vagrant, Joseph Spataro, was charged with firing a weapon while intoxicated and trespassing.

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