A Florida man was arrested earlier this month after telling cops that he “didn’t notice” 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 “just jumped” into the seat and “didn’t recognize by sight or feel” 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.