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I Like Your Gun': Open-Carry Practitioner Gets Unfortunate Late-Night Surprise


The man stated his admiration for the Walther .22 caliber...

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William Coleman III was open carrying a handgun he'd just purchased hours earlier when he got an unfortunate surprise.

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The 21-year-old was chatting with his cousin just after 2 a.m. Saturday on a street in Gresham, Oregon, when a man approached them and asked Coleman for a cigarette.

The man also stated his admiration for the Walther .22 caliber displayed on Coleman's person — as allowed under Oregon law — then pulled his own gun from his waistband, KOIN-TV reported.

“I like your gun. Give it to me," the crook reportedly told Coleman.

Coleman turned over his gun to the man, who fled on foot, the station said.

The suspect is described as a black man between 19 and 23 years old, about 6 feet tall, thin and with short wavy black hair and a small patch of facial hair on his chin. He was wearing gray sweatpants, a white T-shirt and flip-flops, KOIN reported.

Gresham police said the suspect's weapon looked like a semi-automatic black gun, KOIN reported. The stolen gun is also black and is semi-automatic, according to KPTV-TV.

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