JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- University of North Florida police are looking for a stolen gun.
According to campus police, the victim, a UNF student, filed the report weeks after the incident. The victim said his Remington shotgun was stolen from the trunk of his unlocked car in late March. He filed the report with the police department on April 7.
UNF Chief Bill Strudel said it's important to keep doors locked at all times.
"If you keep a gun in your car, realize that you are responsible for it. Children seem to be able to find them and it seems the bad guys do, too."
According to the UNFPD report, the victim said the suspect entered through the trunk. Students on campus tell First Coast News they do not see a need to keep a gun on campus. However, according to the law, it is legal for students to keep a gun in the car on the UNF campus. The ruling came after a student, Alexandria Lainez, challenged UNF which was regulating guns against Florida law. The First District Court of Appeal ruled in Lainez's favor.
"As a single mom, I do travel from school and I feel that it's important for myself and many other students who also have a concealed weapons license to hold or be able to carry our guns when we go to school," said Lainez.
Now, UNF police are encouraging students to report all crimes as soon as possible. The victim in the case did not not say whether or not the gun was loaded and he has no description of the suspect.