Three suspects in custody in stolen stun gun, body armor case - WNEM TV 5

Three suspects in custody in stolen stun gun, body armor case

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Three suspects are in custody after a stun gun and bullet-proof vests were stolen from an unmarked police car.

The incident happened last week on Miller Road in Flint Township.

Police say the suspects were spotted on a security camera driving away from the scene. Two other suspects could also face charges in the theft.

Authorities still haven't said what department the vests and stun gun were from.

TV5 talked with Saginaw County Undersheriff Robert Karl. He says bullet proof vests in the wrong hands are a concern.

"They'll stop our bullets. They'll stop other bad guys' bullets. So, will they be of use if it's somebody that has an intention to get in a gun battle or has a high probability of a gun battle? Yeah they'd have a great use to them," Karl said.

Experts at one local gun shop tell TV5, the stolen stun gun won't do the crooks any good.

Glenn Duncan from Duncan's Great Outdoors in Bay City says, "Tasers have little chads inside of them and it tells you who owned that Taser. So when you fire that Taser, these chads, these markers, these serial numbers are going to fly all over the place. The police would show up and sometimes for some other event and they see a chad they're going to call back and whoever had it, whoever they can prove had it at that time is going to go to prison."

"If you don't have a CCW and you're caught with that Taser, it's a felony." says Duncan.

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