HARRISBURG, NC (WTXF) - A 5-year-old found a gun in the public restroom of a Mexican restaurant on Saturday evening. The gun reportedly belonged to a State Bureau Investigations Agent.
Jody Sarris, father of the five-year-old, says his young daughter found the weapon lying near a trash can in the first bathroom stall. The girl first told her mother, who notified restaurant employees. They then called police.
“We was [sic] having dinner, she said she needed to go to the bathroom and her mother took her. She walked into the stall and she turned around and come back and said mommy there's a gun in here,” says Sarris.
According to the Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, the fun happened to belong to an S.B.I. Agent who had dinner at the restaurant earlier in the evening.
Sarris says shortly after his daughter found the gun, its owner ran back inside the restaurant.
“When she walked in she had that look on her face, like scared to death and it was even more so when she realized it was gone,” says Sarris.
The restaurant owner says the gun was turned back over to the S.B.I. agent.
However, Jody Sarris is still terrified of what could have happened to his daughter.
“…Could have killed herself, hurt somebody else. Even in the hands of a wrong adult could have gotten ahold of it and you don't know what could've happened from that,” says Sarris.