E.D.Pa.: Def saw police car and walked to other side of street, dropped his gun, and came back to submit to police, and that was abandonment

“Defendant unequivocally intended to abandon the firearm. After the patrol car was near the scene, Defendant walked away from it. While walking, Defendant bent down next to a parked vehicle on Pacific Street and dropped a metallic object on the ground. … After Defendant dropped the metallic object, he walked in front of the patrol car to cross the street away from the parked vehicle and the object he had dropped. … Then, Officer Agudo saw that the metallic object was the firearm in question. … Defendant’s actions clearly show that he intended to abandon the firearm next to the parked vehicle on Pacific Street. He did so before he was seized by Officer Agudo.” United States v. Archie, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74890 (E.D. Pa. May 17, 2017).*

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