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Officer craving ice cream nabs gun suspect

A gun fell out of a man’s shorts.

Police said the man’s record prohibited him from having a gun (NYPD/AP)
Police said the man’s record prohibited him from having a gun (NYPD/AP)

A police officer’s craving for cake batter ice cream put him and his colleagues in the right place to take action when a loaded gun fell out of a man’s shorts at a Baskin-Robbins shop in New York City.

Police say three officers were at the shop in Coney Island, Brooklyn, while on duty Saturday when Emmanuel Lovett walked in, tugged his denim shorts and dropped a pistol on the floor.

The officers arrested the 33-year-old man. Police say his robbery record prohibited him from having a gun and he has been charged with criminal possession of a firearm.

Lovett is due to appear in court on Friday.

The NYPD acknowledged the oddity of the ice cream-induced arrest, tweeting: “Seriously, this actually happened.”

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