Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Stealing FBI Agent’s Gun, Badge, Body Armor
By Steve Neavling
An FBI special agent in San Diego was shocked last year when he returned to his car after a morning jog and found that his vehicle had been broken into and his gun, ammunition, badges, credentials and body armor were gone.
On March 23, a suspected gang member, Hoang Minh Nguyen, was indicted and remains in jail after pleading guilty, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
Nguyen, a suspected member of the Asian Crips, was captured several hours after the theft on May 31, 2016, at the Los Peñasquitos Canyon Trail, near the FBI’s San Diego headquarters. Authorities used the agent’s cellphone signal to find Nguyen.
The FBI was led to a house where Nguyen was living with his parent.
But gone were the gun, badge, armor, radios and other items. It’s not clear whether those items were ever recovered.
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