Fla. cop pawned agency-issued AR-15, stole partner’s credit card

HIALEAH GARDENS, Fla. — Four times over the past two months a rookie police officer who dabbled in martial arts pawned several high-powered weapons issued to him by the law enforcement agency for just over $1,200, police said Thursday.

The guns pawned by Leonardo Carbo, 30, included an Armalite AR-15 rifle and were service weapons provided to him by the Hialeah Gardens Police Department.

Despite at least four visits to Airport Pawn Jewelry, Guns & Gift Cards at 831 NW 42nd St., Carbo’s scheme didn’t unravel until he allegedly stole from a fellow officer. Police say they were alerted to Carbo after he used his partner’s credit card to make purchases at a Walmart, a gas station, even splurging on a $171.56 dinner at Divieto Ristorante in Aventura.

The one purchase that really caught the attention of police and led to the officer’s arrest: Carbo is alleged to have used the credit card fraudulently to retrieve one of the weapons at the pawnshop for $350 and purchase another one for $385.

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