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ADMIN:   Yes, I post the good and bad here.   I don't drink outside my home because wherever I go I carry.  I don't even drink at a friends house or BBQ as I will going home and will be armed in route home.   So this Agent should have understood Hotel rooms are not safe and not left his gun there.    This meant no drinking and partying, you're for training.  This is on him and I hope for all hope this gun is not used against a Citizen or another LEO.   No F***en Excuse here folks.   Here is the story:

An FBI counterterrorism supervisor is the subject of an internal investigation after his gun was stolen following a night of drinking at a North Carolina hotel, officials said.

Robert Manson, a unit chief in the FBI’s international terrorism section, was staying at a Westin hotel in Charlotte, N.C., during training in July when his Glock .40-caliber handgun was stolen.

A police report said a $6,000 Rolex watch and $60 in cash were also stolen.

The New York Times reported Manson and other senior agents had been in North Carolina for training and later went to a hotel bar. Agents told police they'd been drinking with women who said they were exotic dancers.

The next morning, Manson’s weapon was missing.


FBI spokesman, Michael P. Kortan, told the Times the incident was the subject of an internal investigation and declined to give additional comment.

The FBI didn't immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

Robert Tufano, a spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, confirmed the incident to Fox News, saying in a statement that patrol officers responded to the hotel around 6:30 a.m. on July 10.

“Investigators determined the victim, Robert Manson, met a woman in the hotel bar the prior night and took her back to his hotel room,” he said. “Mr. Manson identified himself as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”

According to the Times, Manson was incapacitated from drinking alcohol and a fellow agent, Kevin Thurman, reported the theft to the police. In the police report, the theft is noted as occurring sometime between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.

The hotel's bar closes at 2 a.m.

No arrests have been made and police officers have not recovered the weapon.

Turfano said “Manson was not acting in a law enforcement capacity at the time of the incident.”

According to the Times, Manson oversees all terrorism investigations in the Midwest and the Carolinas.

This incident is the latest embarrassing mishap for the FBI. Earlier this year, one agent was cited in an internal review after a family member accidentally shot him.

Last year, an assistant special agent in charge was charged with drunken driving and an internal review found he had improperly carried his gun while intoxicated.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang is a Reporter for

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Years ago someone stole the Seattle's Chief of Police's gun from his car.

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Stupid, Stupid, Stupid!!!! This has been happening a lot, stolen guns by Feds and other LEOs under stupid circumstances. Guns left in cars or hookers in hotel rooms, unexceptable. You have to lead by example!

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Happens far to often, when I go to another city,county or town for training I drive my unmarked charger and we are required to carry our duty weapon. I always pick a hotel that has a safe in the room. I know they are not foolproof but I don't feel comfortable leaving my duty weapon in the trunk.

If I do plan on having a few drinks it's usually at the hotel or establishment close by and I can't carry, we usually have at least one guy who doesn't drink or it's just his turn to be the "DD" while the others drink and he remains armed. 

Never drink to excess and never embarrass yourself or your agency, if you do then you need to reap what you sow. 


Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.

Dwight D. Eisenhower 


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Well, at least it's better than what happened with this guy (what this guy did to himself?):
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