Posted: Aug 6, 2012 7:23 PM by Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police in St. Louis say someone broke into the car of Missouri's public safety director and stole a gun and two badges.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Missouri Public Department of Public Safety Director Jerry Lee had parked Sunday at the city's Art Museum for about 30 minutes. Lee was taking part in a nearby event benefiting a group that helps the families of fallen public safety workers.
Police say Lee's vehicle had minor damage to the lock on the driver's side door. The thief took a duffel bag that contained the gun, badges and a GPS unit.
Lee is a former chief of the St. Louis County Police Department.