Perry v. State

In Perry v. State, 927 P.2d 1158 (Wyo. 1996), the officer "encountered a hard object, approximately five inches long and three-quarters of an inch wide" and testified that he "didn't know" if the object was a weapon. Perry, 927 P.2d at 1164. The Court found that because the object the officer encountered was "a hard object of substantial size" with an imprecise shape or nature "not discernable through outer clothing," the object "reasonably could have been a weapon" and the officer was "justified in determining whether it was or not." Id. at 1165.