Man Open Carries His New Handgun, Gets Robbed At Gunpoint


An Oregon man who was open carrying a handgun he bought last weekend was robbed of it at gunpoint just hours later.

William Coleman III, 21, was reportedly openly carrying his new Walther P22 semi-automatic while talking to his cousin early Saturday in Gresham. Around 2:10 a.m., a man allegedly approached him and asked for a cigarette. A moment later, he asked about the victim’s new gun purchase; as the man replied, suddenly the robber pulled a gun from his own waistband and said, “I like your gun, give it to me.”

The victim handed it over and the suspect fled.

The suspect was described as a light-skinned African American man, 6'1'' with a skinny build, about 19 to 23 years old. He was wearing gray sweatpants, a white T-shirt and flip-flops.

The victim described the robber's gun as black, possibly a semi-automatic.

Sources: KPTV, KOIN

Image credit: Flickr Creative Commons / A. I.,


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