Overstock.com CEO Arrested for Gun

    Chairman and CEO of OverStock.com Patrick M. Byrne poses for a picture in the warehouse of Overstock.com just outside Salt Lake City, Utah on March 25, 2010. (AP Photo/George Frey)

    Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne in 2010. (George Frey/AP)

    The CEO of Overstock.com was arrested this week at Salt Lake City International Airport for allegedly carrying a loaded firearm during a routine screening of carry-on luggage. Patrick Byrne was one of four people arrested, although he denied knowing about the handgun, a loaded Glock 23 .40-caliber weapon. A charging document said the gun contained 12 rounds, although none was chambered. Federal security director Vera Adams said they didn’t believe there was “malicious intent” in any of the incidents, calling them “an issue of awareness and making sure they know what they cannot travel with in their carry-on luggage.”

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