A Florida man was arrested earlier this month after telling cops that he â€œdidnâ€™t noticeâ€ the firearm he was sitting on when he was pulled over.
34-year-old Christopher Battles was the passenger in a car that was pulled over by cops on October 6th. Officers noticed the smell of marijuana flowing out of the car.
Officers say they saw the butt of a pistol near Mr. Battles’ leg. When they brought this to their attention, he told them that he â€œjust jumpedâ€ into the seat and â€œdidnâ€™t recognize by sight or feelâ€ the gun and ammo that he was sitting on.
He continued to deny ownership or knowledge of the gun while being read his rights.
He was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.