Charges of careless storage of a firearm are being recommended against a woman in the Columbia Valley.
R-C-M-P were called to a residential area in Invermere where they found a rifle beside an empty pick-up truck with the driver’s door open.
Upon further investigation they found a can of beer in the middle console and a wallet on the passenger seat.
When police approached the nearby home the woman claimed she forgot her rifle there when she was gathering her belongings.
Mounties say this was not a strong display of gun ownership and encourage the public to be more considerate of the safety of the community.
– Devin Howard