CARMEL, Ind. — A 69-year-old Carmel man was arrested when a handgun fell from his pocket at a school board meeting Monday night.
A Carmel police officer reportedly watched the gun fall from Robert Lesher's pocket while the officer worked at the Carmel Clay School Board meeting. Police said in a release officers at the meeting quickly grabbed the gun and detained the 69-year-old.
He was taken from the meeting and questioned about the gun before being arrested.
Lesher was taken to the Hamilton County Jail, where he faces a preliminary charge of possession of a firearm on school property, which is a Level 6 felony.
Investigators said they do no believe Lesher posed a threat to anyone at the meeting.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Carmel Police at 317-571-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS and reference Carmel Police Department case number 2021-51309.