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Stolen gun hidden in Fruity Pebbles cereal box, Fresno police say

Police say the Glock handgun was hidden in a box of Fruity Pebbles cereal.
Police say the Glock handgun was hidden in a box of Fruity Pebbles cereal. Fresno Police Department

A stolen handgun hidden in a box of Fruity Pebbles cereal was seized from a gang member Wednesday night near Fresno State, Fresno police reported.

Sgt. Doug Goertzen said officers were sent to a disturbance involving a man with a gun about 9:41 p.m. at Alamos and Recreation avenues. They detained a man matching the description of the suspect and searched his apartment, where police said a loaded Glock .40 caliber weapon was located in the cereal box.

The gun was stolen in a residential burglary in Fresno on Aug. 8.

Brandon Jones, 25, of Fresno, a Geneva Street gang member, was booked into Fresno County Jail on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of stolen property.

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