Man complains about loitering, gets arrested for stolen gun
Complaints to North Charleston police about a loitering problem near a barber shop where he worked landed one man in jail when he was caught with a stolen gun, an incident report said.
The incident happened shortly before 8 p.m. Monday when an officer spotted Kindreth Kirkland, 39, walking on the wrong side of the road near Dobson Street in the Charleston Farms neighborhood.
While being corrected, Kirkland began speaking with the officer about a loitering problem out front a barber shop near Sumner and Attaway streets.
The officer told Kirkland police were working on the loitering and that there was a recent shooting in the area.
Kirkland began to nervously pat his pocket at mention of the shooting, prompting the officer to perform a search of the man.
At first Kirkland denied having any weapons on him, but later admitted that there was a pistol in the waistband of his pants, which was reportedly stolen. Police also confiscated a knife from his pocket.
Kirkland was arrested and held at the Charleston County Detention Center.