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Officials investigating man riding bicycle around carrying a shotgun

Kern County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) Patrol Car (FILE)
Posted at 5:48 PM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 20:48:36-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Officials detained a man riding a bicycle around with a shotgun hanging out of his pants in North Bakersfield Saturday evening.

A Kern County Sheriff's Office deputy pulled the man over around 4:45 p.m. near Beardsley and Plymouth avenues when he noticed the man had a shotgun.

KCSO officials said they detained the man and are investigating whether the weapon was stolen.

Authorities confirmed the heavy police activity in that area was not a result of a shooting.