Most of the details of the Da'Quan Bowers arrest appear to be known. We know about the potential legal consequences and the court date as well as some of the circumstances. We now also know how that gun even came to be in his carry-on luggage in the first place: it was there because his girlfriend surprised him with a last-minute trip. That's what Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times has uncovered:
We're told Bowers unwittingly carried the gun on his last-minute flight to New York from North Carolina before the weekend, only to realize after his arrival that it was in his checked bag. How does that happen? As told to us, Bowers; girlfriend surprised him with the trip and they left the same day, packing in a hurry to catch their outbound flight.
So, a nice trip with your girlfriend turns into a potential life-ruining legal problem. That's...unfortunate seems to be the right word. But it's even more context that shows that Bowers really just made a dumb mistake, and all of those details will help him negotiate a lenient plea deal.