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My friend and her mom just rented a car at the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood airport
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Posted on 01/12/2014 7:34:17 AM PST by rktman

My friend and her mom just rented a car at the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood airport and found this in the back seat...

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Alright. Who's gonna own up to being that absent minded? Looks like a pretty well tricked out piece to me. Maybe they were on the way to the SHOT show. Did they have any other luggage in the trunk? Also, despite the posters words, this looks like the trunk not the back seat of said rental. Or maybe in that area it's just part of the rental package. How come this stuff never happens to me?
1 posted on 01/12/2014 7:34:17 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

Lol, All, I’ve ever found in the backseat of a rentsl is a ton of dog hair.


2 posted on 01/12/2014 7:38:37 AM PST by sockmonkey (Of Course I didn't read the article. After all, this is FreeRepublic..)
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To: rktman

I never saw anything! The check in guys at the car rental place must have taken it. I didn’t see a damned thing!


3 posted on 01/12/2014 7:39:49 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: sockmonkey

Finders keepers...


4 posted on 01/12/2014 7:40:26 AM PST by CharlotteVRWC
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To: Gaffer

Gun? What gun?


5 posted on 01/12/2014 7:40:35 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

The sight is an EOTECH® EXPS2-2 w/G33 MAGNIFIER. About $900 new.


6 posted on 01/12/2014 7:41:04 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: rktman

Its mine! I forgot it there. I figured it got dropped into the swamp with the rest of ‘em when I had the canoe capsize yesterday.


7 posted on 01/12/2014 7:41:32 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: rktman

Looked like an EO Tech sight (expensive) and a NV magnifier in front of it. Yep, just a bit tricked-out.....Never saw it.


8 posted on 01/12/2014 7:42:13 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: rktman

I don’t buy it. Smells like BS....


9 posted on 01/12/2014 7:42:15 AM PST by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: rktman

I hope they didnt find the hi-cap magazines that go with it. They are illegal in some places.


10 posted on 01/12/2014 7:43:12 AM PST by Delta 21 (If you like your freedom, you can keep your freedom. Period.)
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To: Delta 21

I recommend the Surefire 60 round magazines.


11 posted on 01/12/2014 7:44:30 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: rktman

Shouldn’t be to hard to find the owner and return his property.


12 posted on 01/12/2014 7:44:43 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: Gaffer

Is being so rich as nice as people think it is?


13 posted on 01/12/2014 7:46:15 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: rktman

I would seek to get the property back to the individual who last rented the car. My communication with the rental agency would be:

“I may — or may not — have found something neat that the last renter left in the car. Please give them my phone number.”

If the agency asked me what it was, I would decline to identify it, but I would hint it was only a minor little personal trinket. “”Nothing too special. Just something personal they might like to have back.”

Then when the person called, I would ask him to identify the item. Then I would return it to him or her. This is a very expensive piece of machinery — I would sure like it back if I lost one.


14 posted on 01/12/2014 7:46:50 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: MHGinTN

It was a ‘one-fer’. Works nice - glad I have it.


15 posted on 01/12/2014 7:47:16 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: rktman

Very, very doubtful: about as likely as finding a dead body in the back seat. Too bad it’s not a bazooka, though.


16 posted on 01/12/2014 7:47:33 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: rktman

You must send it to me so that I can track down the rightful owners.


17 posted on 01/12/2014 7:47:46 AM PST by blam
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To: RoosterRedux

I guesstimate the rig to be about a 2K build.


18 posted on 01/12/2014 7:49:37 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Lazamataz

This^

You have the right of it, sir.


19 posted on 01/12/2014 7:49:37 AM PST by Noumenon (Resistance. Restoration. Retribution.)
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To: rktman

There is no freaking way someone is going to leave that AR in car with knowing it’s missing. This has to be a joke.


20 posted on 01/12/2014 7:50:15 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: rktman

There is no freaking way someone is going to leave that AR in car with knowing it’s missing. This has to be a joke.


21 posted on 01/12/2014 7:50:16 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: rktman

There is no freaking way someone is going to leave that AR in car with knowing it’s missing. This has to be a joke.


22 posted on 01/12/2014 7:50:16 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: rktman

Generally speaking, private individuals who are true firearms enthusiasts spending bid bucks on a rig like that, are seldom the ones who lose track of them. You can bet that rig was paid for and supplied by you and me. Somewhere out there a fed is, ahem, “passing” bricks right now, wondering how she’s going to explain it all away. Seen it happen. More than once.


23 posted on 01/12/2014 7:51:12 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Delta 21

They’re good to go in FL. Hell, in FL it could have even been a Class III. WOO HOO!


24 posted on 01/12/2014 7:51:20 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Rappini

I’d bet they were on the way to the SHOT show in Vegas.


25 posted on 01/12/2014 7:51:21 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: rktman

It doesn’t appear to be an air soft either.


26 posted on 01/12/2014 7:52:16 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: catnipman

I had a case where the defendant got caught with his dead wife’s body in his trunk. I represented her two children in the probate case. He had been stopped for expired tags and had a warrant out for unpaid parking tickets. LOL. You just can’t make this stuff up.


27 posted on 01/12/2014 7:53:10 AM PST by Mercat
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To: RoosterRedux

It’s a well suped up piece of kit. If this really happened, I’d be finders keepers lol.


28 posted on 01/12/2014 7:53:53 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: smokingfrog

You didn’t see the orange paint on the tip of the barrel? LOL!


29 posted on 01/12/2014 7:54:24 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: Noumenon

Thank you sir. I would do this partly out of altruism, but partly out of selfishness: I find that acting honorably tends to come back to me in other ways. Karma, y’know.


30 posted on 01/12/2014 7:54:31 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: rktman

They found a 3-D printer?


31 posted on 01/12/2014 7:55:43 AM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: rktman

Really? Total BS


32 posted on 01/12/2014 7:55:57 AM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: rktman

The person who left the gun isn’t repsonsible enough to keep it in my opinion.

You are ALWAYS supposed to be aware of the location of your weapon.


33 posted on 01/12/2014 7:56:35 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: rktman

The rental agency was too busy trying to make a claim that there was forbidden cigarette smoking in the vehicle to notice the weapon.


34 posted on 01/12/2014 7:57:30 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: rktman

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet rig, man!!!

Tell ya what I’d do.

I’d take it for a quick test drive at the range. Then clean it really well. Then call the rental car company to find out the owner’s contact info. Then take it to them. (I think I used, “then,” way too many times. LOL!)

You may even get a small reward for the return of said item.


35 posted on 01/12/2014 7:58:28 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: rktman

“My friend and her mom just rented a car at the Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood airport”

I’ll alert the media.


36 posted on 01/12/2014 8:00:42 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: Gaffer
And the stock is a Special Operations Peculiar MODification (SOPMOD) buttstock, typically used by the military.

If this was unintentional...someone is looking for this weapon.

37 posted on 01/12/2014 8:00:54 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: Rappini

Traveling alone is a nightmare... The guy probably had 3 other bags, a laptop, and was trying to download boarding passes on his phone as he was rushing to the gate to make his flight.

I especially empathize with young mothers traveling alone with 2 toddlers and a baby... alone. That is outrageous in my mind.


38 posted on 01/12/2014 8:01:52 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Rappini
I think it must have washed up after my boat capsized with all my guns lost just east of Ft Lauderdale.
39 posted on 01/12/2014 8:04:55 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: rktman

The car should be checked for water damage as it was likely in a bay or a river when a FReeper boating accident occurred.


40 posted on 01/12/2014 8:06:51 AM PST by DeFault User
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To: rktman

Only a picture and no story? Seems a little far fetched.


41 posted on 01/12/2014 8:07:50 AM PST by Beowulf9
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To: PowderMonkey
Somewhere out there a fed is, ahem, “passing” bricks right now, wondering how she’s going to explain it all away. 

If there is anything on it indicating that it is federal property it should be turned into some law enforcement agency. Preferably a sheriff rather than the local police. Be sure to get a signed receipt with a serial number just to create an official paper trail to make the sloppy feddy's life miserable rather than allowing it to be returned informally.

42 posted on 01/12/2014 8:09:58 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: CharlotteVRWC

Finders keepers...Yeah, post that on the interwebbies and try to keep it. The dumb broad. Probably a drone over head now. Me, however...


43 posted on 01/12/2014 8:10:44 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: MHGinTN

Is being so rich as nice as people think it is?...Yes. It is.


44 posted on 01/12/2014 8:12:10 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Lazamataz

Then when the person called,....I’d be out of the city, area or county, because I feel that weapon has been used for something nefarious, left in order to dispose of it and probably no one knows who rented the car prior.


45 posted on 01/12/2014 8:16:04 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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I agree. How hard would it be to take a picture of your assault rifle in the backseat of your car and then post it on Twitter with some jive story about your mother finding it in the back seat of a rental.

BTW, I'm somewhat familiar with the car rental business and no way could this possibly happen. All returned vehicles are completely gone through before being rented to the next customer. If you dropped a nickel under the front seat, they would find it and vacuum it up or pocket it. The notion that they would miss an assault rifle in the back seat and leave it there for the next customer is totally ludicrous.

46 posted on 01/12/2014 8:16:42 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: rktman
If the story is true there is a 75% chance it belongs to an LEO who is in big trouble back at his department.

Chances are he reported it stolen rather than admit he forgot it so I would not want it around me.

47 posted on 01/12/2014 8:17:13 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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It should be in a hard case to go in checked baggage. If the person picked up the hard case and forgot to put the gun in it, they would know as soon as they reached the baggage check-in - literally minutes after dropping off the car. Seems unlikely a rental agency would try to re-rent the same car in so little time.


48 posted on 01/12/2014 8:17:14 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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my first reflex would be to keep it....then my sanity would kick in and make every effort to find the owner.
Don’t want any part of a found gun.....too much can be wrong and last thing I want is a middle of the night flashbang followed by the cops shooting my cat and taking me in for a full body caviety and enima search.


49 posted on 01/12/2014 8:17:15 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Lazamataz

Laz,

Let’s consider for a moment who might have left it behind, and under what circumstances it was left behind.

Keep in mind this car was rented AT AN AIRPORT!!!!!!

The soft case itself is a bit indiscreet in that environment.

I’m betting the owner already weighed the risks of retrieval and would not respond to any outreach.

And, if he did, you wouldn’t want to be there to present it to him.


50 posted on 01/12/2014 8:18:17 AM PST by G Larry
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