Cops: Loaded gun falls out of baby wipes container

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Police who had stopped a suspicious man for questioning were surprised Thursday night when he dropped a bag carrying a container of baby wipes and a loaded handgun popped out.

Nassau County police said the incident occurred near the corner of Andrews Avenue and Elizabeth Street in Roosevelt at 8:20 p.m.

Jamaal Dudley, 20, of 48 Andrews Ave., was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, police said in a Friday morning news release.

Special Investigations Squad detectives, working an unrelated case in the area, saw Dudley exit from behind a house carrying a white plastic bag -- and walking toward two other men, police said.

When the detectives approached the trio, police said Dudley became nervous and attempted to walk away.

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As police ordered him to stop they said he dropped the bag and the container of baby wipes popped open, revealing the barrel of a handgun.

Police said the gun was a loaded .380-caliber pistol and said extra rounds of ammunition also were recovered.

Dudley is scheduled for arraignment Friday in First District Court in Hempstead.

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