FBI agent was drinking with exotic dancers at Charlotte Westin. Then he got robbed.

Friday, 10 November 2017, 01:35:11 AM. An FBI agent reported that his gun was stolen from a Westin hotel room in uptown Charlotte in July, media outlets report.

An F.B.I counterterrorism supervisor is under investigation after a night of heavy drinking at a Charlotte hotel led to his gun being stolen, along with a $6,000 Rolex and some cash, reports the New York Times and Fox News.

It happened in July, at the Westin Charlotte hotel on South College Street, which is just across from the city’s convention center.

The New York Times and Fox News identified the FBI agent as Robert Manson, a unit chief in the F.B.I’s international terrorism section. A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report of the incident says Manson was intoxicated but uninjured. The police report notes someone else, Kevin Thuman, filed the report on Manson’s behalf. The New York Times identified Thuman as a fellow FBI agent.

Manson and other senior agents were in Charlotte for training, and the agents told police that they had been drinking with women who said they were exotic dancers, according to the New York Times article.

It is believed the theft happened from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. The hotel bar closes at 2 a.m., reported The New York Times.

Patrol officers responded to the hotel around 6:30 a.m. on July 10. The gun was identified as a Glock 27, said Robert Tufano, spokesman for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, in a statement to Fox News.

“Investigators determined the victim, Robert Manson, met a woman in the hotel bar the prior night and took her back to his hotel room,” Tufano is quoted telling Fox News. “Mr. Manson identified himself as a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.”

No arrests have been made and police officers have not recovered the gun, media outlets are reporting.

The Observer has been unable to reach Tufano on Thursday to verify the information.

FBI spokesman, Michael P. Kortan, told The New York Times the incident was the subject of an internal investigation and declined to give additional comment.

Mark Price: 704-358-5245, @markprice_obs

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