Oops: House sitter watching home filled with pot, guns accidentally shoots himself

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A Virginia Beach house sitter looking after a home filled with pot and guns accidentally shot himself, leading police to the home filled with pot and guns.

Police records show a 35-year-old man called 911 last Friday after the accident. A Beach police officer, identified as J. Lopresti, raced to the home in the 1400 block of Partlett Court to help the wounded man.

When he got inside, the officer “observed marijuana, smoking devices, plastic baggies, several cellular phones, several firearms and security cameras in plain view,” according to a search-warrant affidavit.

Just before the wounded man was taken to the hospital, he told a second police officer he was house sitting for a friend. Police said the homeowner had a minor criminal record, mainly for alcohol problems.

Police seized marijuana and handguns from the house, according to the search warrant. A police spokeswoman said Wednesday no one has been arrested.


  • The Don

    Wow…what a bright person! The homeowners will deny everything once the get back in town to find out their weed operation is close for business. Who shoots them self ??

  • willie

    Anyone else see the problem with this article? The media was oh so quick in identifying the police officer by name but witheld the names of the fool who shot himself and the homeowner with all the weed and guns. So, in short, the criminal and clumsy sidekick are being protected by the liberal media, while the officer could possibly be endanger of retaliation from friends, associates, or sympathizers of the dope dealer and his dumbass friend, who obviously, doesn’t know how to handle a gun.

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