DETROIT, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A Detroit man who allegedly tried to register a handgun using a forged concealed weapon permit ended up under arrest.
Officer Braxton Hall said he was dubious about the permit Alan Patterson handed him, The Detroit News reported.
"The print caught my eye. It didn't look right and then I noticed the permit had no seal," Hall said. "He said he used the permit to purchase the gun."
When Hall ran a computer check on the permit, nothing came up, suggesting it was not an official one. But when he ran a check on Patterson, he found five outstanding warrants.
Hall, without alerting Patterson, summoned backup and placed him under arrest.
James Tate, a police spokesman, said that Hall's quick thinking reflects well on the department and removed a potentially dangerous criminal from the street, since someone cocky enough to bring a forged gun permit to headquarters might do almost anything.