STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford man who left a loaded gun in his stepson's bag of food turned himself in to police on reckless endangerment charges last week, according to the Stamford Advocate.
Stamford Police said last month that the 14-year-old discovered the 9mm handgun in his bag when he returned to a residential institution in Litchfield where he's incarcerated. His stepfather had placed the gun in there on a recent shopping trip to pick up snack's for the boy's return trip to Litchfield, because the gun was uncomfortable to wear, police said.
When the boy returned to the facility, the gun was discovered in a search of his bag, police said. Both the 14-year-old and his mother denied knowing that the gun was in the bag, according to police.
Police told the Stamford Advocate that 37-year-old Lesean Mellars turned himself in on Friday and was released on a promise to appear in court. He has a valid permit to carry the gun, but it has been revoked, the Stamford Advocate reported.