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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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31.

Asha    

"Uh, please keep in mind that this area of Florida is known TO ITS RESIDENTS as The Arian Nation, it is so white bread up there. The cops were just pulling him over because you don't see a whole lot of black folks in this neck of the woods!"

Come'on dude! You must not be from around here, cuz it's a mixed community in FWB. I live here, and my husband works with Glen's uncle. He was SPEEDING, that's why he got pulled over. His car came back with no registration or insurance so they towed it. Before they tow a car they have to do a inventory check of what's in the car so some idiot can't say the cops stole something from them! It had NOTHING to do with him being a black man!

1422 days ago
32.

dd    

TIME FOR MEDS!

1422 days ago
33.

49ersFan    

This arrest was from 2008. Rehashed story. It's lame to bring this up now.

1422 days ago
34.

John    

@23 Stupid People Hater

"Dumb ass doesn't even know how to carry a gun. You Gonna shoot yurself in da leg brotha. "

oh and you know how? please tell me all the conditions you can carry a 1911 and what each one means....

give you a hint... this would be condition 1

1422 days ago
35.

somethingsmells    

other reader was right...it is not a crime to carry a loaded gun in the center console w/o a concealed weapon permit in the state of florida...key words being "securely incased"....more to this story...smells like bs to me

1422 days ago
36.

Montezuma    

TMZ is just like all the other idiot media outlets that look to push their agenda of removing all firearms from citizen's hands. Get the facts straight or stop posting these stupid articles.

Sig Sauer does not make an automatic handgun in .380; the company makes semi-automatic handguns that make use of the .380 round. As another person commented, many times this pistol is carried the way this gentleman was carrying it. That does not make this story any worse.

I carry, at all times, a Glock 23(which is the mid-sized, .40 Glock). It is my carry weapon because it balances the easy of concealment, while also giving me 13+1 rounds(13 in the magazine and one round in the chamber). I guess the fact that I also carry two extra magazines(which equates to 40 rounds of ammunition) means that TMZ would attempt to suggest that I am always looks to initiate a massacre(which, obviously, I am not).

Unless this Coffee gentleman is a convicted felon, then I see no value in this story. U.S. Citizens have a legal right to carry a firearm for protection. You cannot ever rely on law enforcement, or any third-party for that matter, to provide you with protection. That is each individuals responsibility.

If the story was that Coffee admitted to law enforcement that he was getting ready to murder someone, then TMZ would have good cause to discuss the firearm. Otherwise, this is just sensationalist journalism.

1422 days ago
37.

KenB    

What's the big deal? He is a strict E-pistol-palian.

1422 days ago
38.

Evil Jon    

Stop the gun hate you leftist loons! Your gun ignorance is showing TMZ.

I have a Sig 226 for my CCW, and while I wouldn't carry it ****ed, there's nothing illegal about doing so.

And as others pointed out, keeping a gun in your glove box is ok.

This guy is an idiot for quitting the NFL and driving an unregistered/uninsured car, not for owning a gun.

1422 days ago
39.

durrr...    

his name is just delicious!! :D

1422 days ago
40.

durrr...    

jesus loves guns! and god wants you all to have one!!! :D!!

1422 days ago
41.

Sean    

If it was a Sig 238, it is meant to be carried ****ed and locked. Like all 1911 designs. It is not dangerous if done correctly.

That said, Coffee is clearly a little mentally unstable. Giving up a job that pays several hundred thousand dollars a year because some imaginary mystical being tells you to is a symptom of an illness.

1422 days ago
42.

Mike w    

# 45 MOM IS A SLOOZIE (whore)

1422 days ago
43.

Bob Sanders    

Where is this "star" and "stellar first season" business coming from. Don't mean to throw a wet blanket on a good story, but as a Niners fan, Coffee was pretty disappointing last year.

1422 days ago
44.

bulldowg    

380 auto is a ladys gun he'll do well in the joint dropped my soap can you pick it up for meeeeeee

1422 days ago
45.

whocares    

THESE DUDE ARE A JOKE !! OH..GIVE ME AN AK AND I'M A BADASS !! SURE..THAT WHY THEIR ASS 'S ARE IN JAIL. GETTA LIFE NITWIT'S AND OUTTA THE "HOOD". YOU ARE AS USUAL DOLT'S AND CRIMINAL'S ! YOU ARE THE PROBLEM IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY!!!!
EXAMPLE FOR YOUR BRO'S ? HELL NO !!!

1422 days ago
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