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Concealed Gun on A Windy Day?

In a rural Wyoming town, a cattle rancher was headed to his daughter’s elementary school sporting event. A police officer stopped him upon entry to the school athletic field and said that he had seen a gun in the rancher’s jacket. The rancher had actually left his gun in his vehicle, and was not carrying it at the time. The policeman claimed that he saw the gun when the rancher’s jacket blew open, due to wind. The rancher said that first of all, he always wears his jacket zipped up, and second of all, it wasn’t windy at all that day. The cop slapped the rancher with a felony charge for carrying a concealed weapon on school property. In his defense, the rancher hired CompuWeather to perform a site-specific meteorological wind analysis for that date and time to determine what the actual wind speeds were at the time of the arrest.

CompuWeather meteorologists analyzed the data and found that the wind speeds for the day in question were only 8 mph or less. The winds would not have been strong enough to blow someone’s jacket wide open, revealing anything underneath. The findings were revealed to the court and the charges were later dropped.