VACAVILLE (CBS13) — A man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he left a stolen firearm behind in a restaurant booth, Vacaville PD said.

The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Anthony Lara, appeared to be intoxicated or under the influence of something, police said.

When Lara got up to use the bathroom just after 4 p.m., a customer took notice of a gun sitting on the seat portion of the booth. Lara returned and left the restaurant a few moments later.

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Vacaville PD said police and employees were notified immediately.

Upon arrival, officers learned Lara had left the gun behind and were able to confirm it was reported as stolen from a Vacaville residence just hours prior.

Lara was located a short distance away in front of Brenden Theatres and immediately taken into custody.

During the arrest, Lara was found to be in possession of suspected methamphetamine.


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