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Spring Hill man stole shotgun from FHP trooper, report says

Times staff

SPRING HILL — A Spring Hill man has been arrested and accused of breaking into a Florida Highway Patrol vehicle and stealing a trooper's loaded shotgun.

Gregory Lamantia, 20, lives on the same street as the trooper, according to an arrest report. On Oct. 20, he broke into the marked 2006 Crown Victoria cruiser and stole the loaded 12-gauge Remington shotgun, which was on the backseat, the report states.

Lamantia took the gun home and hid it under his bed. Later, he sold it for $150 to a person who did not know it was stolen, according to the report. The shotgun has been returned to the FHP.

Lamantia, who told investigators that he has an addiction to prescription pain medicine, was arrested Monday on charges of armed burglary, grand theft and dealing in stolen property.

Spring Hill man stole shotgun from FHP trooper, report says 01/05/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 5, 2011 6:51pm]
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