Police in Milwaukie have arrested a man they said shot a gun on a TriMet bus, sending a bullet through the floor and scaring passengers.
The gun went off on the number 33 bus that runs along McLoughlin Boulevard and had about 20 to 25 other people on board.
Police said, Troy Robanske, 42, was carrying a handgun in a case on the bus and was with his girlfriend.
Robanske reached into the case and the gun went off, sending a bullet through the floor, police said. Police believe the gunfire was unintentional.
The couple got off the bus at the next stop and ducked into a nearby strip club, The Dolphin.
"There was kind of odd behavior, definitely something that stood out," The Dolphin Manager Damien Hawke said about the couple.
As TriMet police transferred the passengers and checked out the bus, Hawke said his staff was getting suspicious of the two people that walked in.
"She walked back in, went into the bathroom I guess, then she came out with her head soaked," Hawke said.
Club staff called police, who were there in seconds.
Robanske still had the bullets on him, police said, and told them that one of them must have gone off in the case. After looking around, police found a semi-automatic handgun in the club's bathroom.
Robanske is in the Clackamas County Jail, facing charges of felon in possession of a firearm, unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, recklessly endangering, and second-degree disorderly conduct.
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