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Old May 18th, 2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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. . . that this could be possible. Well done once again idiots!

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Groundskeeper Fired for Finding, Turning Over Gun
May 16, 2012 1:11 AM EDT


A Detroit groundskeeper, who turned in a loaded handgun he found hidden in weeds while working, was fired by the Wayne County Department of Public Services, MyFoxDetroit.com reports.

John Chevilott, who is just two years shy of retirement, found the loaded snub-nosed revolver on May 3 when he and his crew were mowing a lawn in Wayne County. Chevilott secured the gun, waiting for police to drive by so he could hand it over to them.

But, according to the station, the Detroit police never did pass by, so Chevilott finished his work that day, drove the gun home and later that same evening turned it into his local police department.

He says the cops ran the gun and discovered the weapon had been stolen from St. Clair Shores in 2005.

"They said I did the right thing getting it off the street," Chevilott told MyFoxDetroit.com.

However, Chevilott's superiors at the Wayne County Department of Public Services had a much different opinion. His foreman, who had knowledge of the situation, was suspended for 30 days, and after 23 years on the job, Chevilott was fired for violating department policies.

According to a Wayne County spokeswoman and the rules, employees aren't allowed to possess a weapon on work property.

Chevilott says he didn't bring a weapon to work. He found it on the job.

"There is no policy. I've never seen a policy what to do if we find a gun out here. So, all I did was secure the situation to make sure nobody else got hurt or killed."
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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:02 PM   #2
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How is this "only in Detroit"? Sure sounds like there has to be more to the story.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:03 PM   #3
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Wow.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:05 PM   #4
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How is this "only in Detroit"? Sure sounds like there has to be more to the story.
Given the amount of fucked up shit that happens in that city does there really have to be more to the story?
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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:18 PM   #5
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Fire the idiot who fired Chevilott & give him there job. He seems to have more sense.
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How is this "only in Detroit"? Sure sounds like there has to be more to the story.
You're right, it could happen in Flint and Saginaw as well.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:31 PM   #7
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ummm............ the guy found it in the grass, picked it up and carried it around with him all day. He's the idiot. He should have called the police right away and said hey look, there's a gun over there in the grass. Instead, he removed it possibly destroying evidence. Plus, he illegally carried a hand gun all day wrong.

He should have been fired.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:42 PM   #8
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ummm............ the guy found it in the grass, picked it up and carried it around with him all day. He's the idiot. He should have called the police right away and said hey look, there's a gun over there in the grass. Instead, he removed it possibly destroying evidence. Plus, he illegally carried a hand gun all day wrong.

He should have been fired.
Or he could have left it there. Had he stopped doing his job to call the police and wait hours for them he probably would have been fired as well . . . basically the moral is don't work in Detroit.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #9
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ummm............ the guy found it in the grass, picked it up and carried it around with him all day. He's the idiot. He should have called the police right away and said hey look, there's a gun over there in the grass. Instead, he removed it possibly destroying evidence. Plus, he illegally carried a hand gun all day wrong.

He should have been fired.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 01:32 PM   #10
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lets see, a gun in the bushes in a detroit park... The LAST thing I would do is touch the fukcing thing
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protocal would have been to file the serial number off and sell it, then split the profit with the supervisor, duh
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It was probably the supervisors piece and he was pissed the guy turned it in
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ummm............ the guy found it in the grass, picked it up and carried it around with him all day. He's the idiot. He should have called the police right away and said hey look, there's a gun over there in the grass. Instead, he removed it possibly destroying evidence. Plus, he illegally carried a hand gun all day wrong.

He should have been fired.
Typically if you call the police they don't come but in theory I agree with you. Why would you even touch it. What if it had been used in a murder?
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I don't think what he did was wrong. I guess next time he knows to just throw that shit down the sewer and not tell anybody.
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I saw one in a Detroit sewer with my inspection camera.
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I just told myself to get my tools and gtfo.
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To me is more of what lengths they will go to to screw someone out of their pension.

Maybe there is more to the story like he is a POS but as for now I'm thinking it's bogus. Reprimand him sure but Fire him?? Come on man!
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