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Ex-NFL Star -- Busted with 'Cocked' Automatic Pistol

10/8/2010 1:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Glen Coffee -- the former San Francisco 49ers star who recently retired after one season to pursue a religious calling -- was arrested for illegally carrying a "cocked" automatic pistol in his car ... and TMZ has obtained his mug shot.

Glen Coffee Mug Shot

According to police in Fort Walton Beach, Florida ... 23-year-old Coffee was pulled over for speeding ... but cops quickly discovered that Glen's vehicle -- a 2008 Cadillac -- had no registration or insurance.

Because the vehicle was deemed "unlawful to be on the roadway," cops called for the Cadillac to be towed ... but first, they ran a quick search -- and found a "black 380 SIG Sauer automatic pistol."

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ ... "The pistol was recovered with the hammer 'cocked' to the rear. It was located in the center console ... readily accessible to Coffee."

Coffee was arrested and taken to a nearby station -- where he was booked for carrying a concealed firearm ... a 3rd degree felony.

Coffee had a pretty decent rookie season with the 49ers ... but suddenly "retired" during training camp this year claiming "[God] told me a long time ago to walk away from the game.”

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awards    

Saaaaay Whaaaaat? ****ed and locked, best way to carry a Sig! Why you Mofo's always dissin' the black man?

1289 days ago
2.

Kathy    

I'm sure God told him to drive around in a car without insurance or a registration and carry a gun in the console.

1289 days ago
3.

niles    

God works in mysterious ways.

1289 days ago
4.

Y do he got    

Just goes to show coffee can kill you also!

1289 days ago
5.

JudgeGerald    

Church of the Golden Hand Gun ?

1289 days ago
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ManiacalZebra    

Religious calling? As in the First Church of Die M--F--?

1289 days ago
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Jake    

There goes that God guy, screwing up again. He's got a pretty bad track record as a leader. Tells his priests to molest young boys, tells preachers to steal and scam life savings from the elderly, tells this guy to carry a loaded weapon and drive illegally. And that's just a few examples....

1289 days ago
8.

Cartman    

The Sig Sauer .380's are all semi-auto. Automatic weapons are what most people call machine guns.

No need to carry it ****ed either. And carrying concealed is legal in Florida IF you have a permit, which obviously he didn't.

The laws are easy, I don't see why so many NFL players think the laws don't apply to them.

1289 days ago
9.

Harv    

"stellar rookie season" ??
Coffee rushed for 226 yards... that's it!!
Learn the facts and the game before you make ridiculous comments like that.

1289 days ago
10.

Bubbles The Chimp    

A black guy with a gun? NO WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

1289 days ago
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jus-sayin    

Maybe he wanted to shoot the demons!

1289 days ago
12.

gimmeabreak    

Wait a minute! Something doesn't add up here.

Is he a class of citizen that's specifically barred from owning a gun, like a felon?

In Florida you are allowed to carry a concealed firearm in your vehicle, no permit required. I'm not aware of any requirement that the vehicle actually be road legal at the time, or that the gun be unloaded.

So what gives? Why was he charged with possessing a concealed firearm?

790.25 Lawful ownership, possession, and use of firearms and other weapons.--
(l) A person traveling by private conveyance when the weapon is securely encased or in a public conveyance when the weapon is securely encased and not in the person's manual possession;


790.001 Definitions.
(17) "Securely encased" means in a glove compartment, whether or not locked; snapped in a holster; in a gun case, whether or not locked; in a zippered gun case; or in a closed box or container which requires a lid or cover to be opened for access.

1289 days ago
13.

sig     

He was probably carrying the gun ****ed and locked because it was a sig p238. It is a Single action only and that is how they are carried. It really is not a big deal that is how most people carry them. He should have got his ccw though

1289 days ago
14.

Superman    

I'm positive God didn't call you to be this person! It sounds like he's a drug dealer.

1289 days ago
15.

geena    

cops have a warrant to search his car?
probably not

the first comment
is ignorant

1289 days ago
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