Louisiana Man Booked On Gun Charges, Littering

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Police in Lake Charles, La., say a man who allegedly threw a gun out of a car at a traffic stop has been booked with littering. He also is charged possessing a gun after a felony conviction.

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A man in Lake Charles, Louisiana, thought he was in trouble when police pulled him over. He was carrying a gun in the car in which he was a passenger. Thinking quickly, the man allegedly threw his gun out the window, but a police officer saw that. Kenneth Charles Barker now faces a gun possession charge. And not only that. Because he threw the gun out of the car and onto the ground, he was also booked on a charge of littering.

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