Police: Man stole gun, hid it in yard near kids

A Bridgeport man is facing charges after police say he stole a gun and then hid it in a yard where children were playing.

A Bridgeport man is facing charges after police say he stole a gun and then hid it in a yard where children were playing. (8/1/15)

BRIDGEPORT - A Bridgeport man is facing charges after police say he stole a gun and then hid it in a yard where children were playing.

Police say 38-year-old Jermaine Whitaker was helping friends clean out a home on Vine Street in Stratford on Thursday when he found a firearm and ammunition.

Officials say Whitaker hid the gun and bullets in a yard next door where two kids were playing, intending to retrieve the items later.

The children's father found them and called police.

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