BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A post on Baltimore Police’s social media has gone viral after they arrested a man with a unique-looking handgun during a traffic stop.

Police say this past Wednesday, March 1, 2017, officers pulled over a car at the 700 block of N. Rose Street. Police say during the traffic stop, officers recovered a loaded handgun and drugs from inside the vehicle. Investigators arrested 36-year-old Keith Gladden and took him to Central Booking and Intake Facility.

Police say Gladden is a repeat offender and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The gun looks particularly old-fashioned, but also has duct tape on the grip. Comments flooded in on Facebook, as well as on twitter.

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Comments (5)
  1. Paul Fogel says:

    Huffington Post? What a bunch of idiots…Unbelievable..It’s a Derringer..Accurate for shooting 3 feet ..maybe…Has the writer ever seen a real gun ?.Like from the 1800.s and it’s not Duct Tape , it’s plastic electrical tape. The grips are missing. It’s a single shot model..Many had 2 shots over and under . What a bunch of morons. Time Travel ? Yeah, Sure. That’s it. Please save the world from the Huffington Post fictitious news…OMG !

  2. John Owens says:

    It’s just a cheap German import from the 1960s with electrical tape on the grip.

  3. Keith Kitts says:

    I’m pretty sure its a flare gun. Its designed to fire flares the shape of a shotgun shell so it will hold a 12 ga shotgun shell no problem

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