Boston Police report arresting a man they say walked up to the front desk at the Hotel Commonwealth around 4:20 a.m., gave staffers a gun and asked if they could dispose of it for him.
Staffers called 911 and not long after officers arrived and were greeted by Keith Mullane, 31, of Canton, who told them he was the guy who'd given hotel staff the gun - a "a Luger 9MM with a defaced serial number" but no bullets or magazine.
They arrested Mullane on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number, police say.
The arrest came three days after police ran a no-questions-asked gun drop off at several locations at which participants would not only not be arrested, they would get a $100 gift card. The Hotel Commonwealth was not one of the locations, and the program's hours were only during the daytime, however.