Man arrested for leaving loaded gun in trashcan outside the Merced sheriff’s office, deputies say

A man was arrested for being in possession of a loaded firearm after he was seen on surveillance video leaving it inside a trashcan outside the sheriff’s office.

Detectives say 38-year-old James Douglas Glidden of Merced walked into the Merced County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday to speak to detectives about a possible crime.

Before entering the Sheriff’s office, James was seen on video throwing a firearm into the trashcan just outside the front door.

Detectives looked in the trashcan while he was inside and found a loaded revolver.

James was booked into the Merced County Jail on charges of being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm and felon in possession of ammunition.


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