UPS Man Tried to Steal Guns By Taping Them to His Legs

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A UPS worker’s scheme to steal guns from packages was uncovered this week in Baltimore County.

According to Baltimore County police, a security guard at the delivery company’s Sparks facility thought something suspicious was going on with employee¬†Eric Michael Bruneau.

Eric Michael Bruneau (Baltimore County police)
Eric Michael Bruneau (Baltimore County police)

The guard stopped Bruneau, and found he had two handguns taped to his legs. The guard later found that the guns were taken from a package.

Upon further investigation, Baltimore County’s gun squad found that Bruneau successfully waddled out of the facility with stolen guns on June 9. After he was arrested, UPS said Bruneau resigned.

Police didn’t release further info on how Bruneau may have known the packages contained guns.

UPS regulations state that the service allows gun shipment as long as it is between licensed individuals. Packages containing handguns are supposed to be separated when being dropped off for delivery, and clerks must be notified. However, the packages aren’t supposed to be labelled that they contain a gun.

Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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