For years, city worker James Daniels packed a gun when closing city parks at night.
It didn't do him any good.
Daniels, 72, said he was robbed by three attackers while trying to close Kester Park -- a picnic area with ball fields in the northeast part of the city.
Thieves took $50 and his .38-caliber Smith & Wesson. Now the city has taken away his $14.54-an-hour public works job.
"The only city employees that are allowed to carry guns are police officers," said Michael Smith, the city's human resources director.