Dad gives teen a loaded gun for safety during Lyft ride

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police in southwestern Indiana say a man who didn’t like the appearance of a Lyft driver gave his 14-year-old son a loaded gun for a ride home.

Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding says the father, Adam Meece, has been charged with neglect and providing a gun to a child.

TV station WFIE says Meece told police that he had been drinking alcohol Tuesday night and couldn’t drive his son to the home of the boy’s mother. He decided to call Lyft.

The boy gave the gun to his mother after the ride. Meece couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Wednesday.

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