A retired NYPD detective left his gun in an East Village bar bathroom and when he went back to get it, the weapon was gone, according to a published report.
The former police officer, who spent 20 years with the NYPD and worked out of the 49th Precinct in Eastchester, had been at Phoenix NYC on 13th Street for about six hours Tuesday when he apparently felt sick and went to the bathroom, according to The New York Post.
He put his phone and Colt .38 on a sink and left with just the phone, the Post said. He and a friend left the bar around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and, when they reached Union Square, the former officer realized he didn't have his gun. He ran back to the bar, but the gun was gone.
The retired detective reported the missing gun to the NYPD and told police he "was not feeling well," the Post reported. Police are checking surveillance video to try to identify who took the weapon.
The NYPD's Internal Affairs was informed, according to the paper.
The former detective, who now works as a stand-up comedian, declined to comment when a Post reporter showed up at his doorstep.
He has not been charged.