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Off-Duty Cop Falls Asleep at Movie Theater With Gun in Lap



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An off-duty Bakersfield police officer was arrested Thursday night after he fell asleep in a movie theater with a loaded handgun on his lap, according to 23ABC News.

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Officers responding to a call arrested Douglas Barrier for public intoxication at the Studio Movie Grill, which was evacuated for about 15 minutes.

Officer Booked Into Jail

Barrier later was booked into Kern County Jail. And, the Bakersfield Police Department placed Barrier on administrative leave while it investigates the incident.
Bakersfield PD asks anyone with information about the situation to call 661 327-7111.

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