FL3: Police denied SW of a box for lack of nexus x-rayed it finding a gun; then SW issued

Defendant abandoned any reasonable expectation of privacy in a black box he took from his home and placed in a neighbor’s trash receptacle while there was a fire next door. The officer saw him do it, got permission from the owner to search his trash and seized the box. A search warrant was sought for the box but it was denied because it couldn’t be connected to any crime. Defendant never came to the police to claim it. After a few days, the police then x-rayed the box and saw an Uzi with two large capacity magazines. Then they opened it, and defendant’s ID was in there, too. Strawder v. State, 2016 Fla. App. LEXIS 425 (Fla. 3d DCA Jan. 13, 2016).

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