On March 2 the Baltimore Police Department posted a photo to its Facebook page of a confiscated gun.
The accompanying description from the BPD read:
Officers arrest man with a loaded handgun during traffic stop
On March 1, 2017, officers from the Eastern District Operations Unit pulled over a car in the 700 block of N. Rose Street. During the traffic stop, officers recovered a loaded handgun and drugs from inside the vehicle.
36-year old Keith Gladden was arrested at the scene. He was transported to the Central Booking and Intake Facility. Gladden is a repeat offender and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.
What to many at first seems like a dirty, busted up gun became the source of dozens of jokes and more than 15K views on Facebook. People could not get enough of Keith Gladden's old-timey handgun. Here are some of the greatest hits from the comments section: