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Edward Cavanagh found himself in some hot water when he supposedly tried to sell a stolen shotgun to a bar's bouncer.

After Cavanagh pleaded guilty to burglary in the second degree, and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, he appealed his conviction.

Since officers had been acting on reliable information which had been provided by the bouncer, the Appellate Division, Third Department, rejected Cavanagh's argument that the police lacked a reasonable basis to stop his vehicle. (It was also unreceptive to Cavanagh's improper custodial interrogation claim, particularly since he willingly spoke to officers throughout the detention process.)

"So, a guy walks into a bar ...."

To view a copy of the Appellate Division's decision, please use this link: People v. Cavanagh