(NBC WASHINGTON) Takoma Park Police Chief Alan Goldberg said in 35 years in law enforcement he’s never had a store tell him that he would have to leave his service weapon in the car or leave — especially when he was in his police uniform.

But that’s what happened July 4 in the Ikea in College Park when Goldberg had stopped in with his daughter.

Goldberg was in uniform because he had worked that morning at the city’s July 4 parade, and would be back on duty that night for fireworks.

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