Photo sent by a Seattle resident to the websiteThe Stranger.
 
 
This unusual photo was taken on June 27 at 9 p.m. by Nick, a resident of Seattle. According to reports, the policewoman driving the car didn’t realize one of her colleagues had placed a semi-automatic rifle on the trunk lid of her patrol car while in a secure parking lot. She then drove away, parked in the street and left her vehicle, all without noticing the rifle’s presence.
 
The Seattle Police Department said the incident was “very embarrassing,” and thanked passers-by for tracking down the policewoman.
 
The police department has launched an internal investigation.