Skip to comments.Woman Finds Loaded Gun In Newly Purchased Laptop Case(IN barf alert)
Posted on 05/06/2012 7:55:10 AM PDT by marktwain
An Evansville woman makes a shocking discovery after a yard sale purchase. She says all she wanted was a laptop case, but when she opened it she found a loaded handgun inside.
A lot of people find a lot of great deals at yard sales, but when Rhonda Milligan went to the Evansville Christian Life Center sale she got more than she bargained for.
Rhonda Milligan made several stops in her yard sale spree, one of those was here at the Evansville Christian Life Center on Kentucky Avenue. She bought a leather laptop case, but when she got home and opened the bag she was shocked to find a fully loaded revolver.
She says she believes the Christian Life Center was careless and did not check the bag before putting it up for sale. Milligan called police to meet her back at the Center, but by that time the facility was already closed.
She says she hopes sellers will be more careful, and that bargain hunters will take a second look before they buy.
Evansville police declined to comment on the incident on the scene. We also reached out to the Evansville Christian Life Center for comment, but those messages weren't returned.
The fact that the woman tries to somehow make the church liable for her hoplophobia is scary.
I hope the police are trying to find the legitimate owner. Most likely this was a simple mistake. Of course, in the insane society that is Illinois, the owner may be cowering in terror, concerned that they may be charged with some vague crime such as
“endangering public safety” or some such.
I wish I was that lucky! What an ingrate.
If I found a computer case that felt like it was loaded, I’d be tempted to take a good look inside before dropping it in my trunk.
I can’t really blame her for contacting the police. Just have possession of a gun around these parts could lead to a lengthy prison sentence by an eager gun grabbing prosecutor.
I bet the Church did check it and any garage sale buyer knows to check bags out so I'm calling bs. Smells like she's trying to get rid of a hot gun.
you know there’s some guy hitting his forehead and saying-
DOH! that’s where I left it!
I hide things so well even I can’t find them...makes spring cleaning like a treasure hunt or an episode of American Pickers!
The poor woman’s sensibilities were offended. I’d be pretty excited if that happened to me.
Ha ... exactly what I was thinking!!
Man, Cracker Jack could learn a lesson here.
I'm sure Evansville PD had nothing better to do with their time...
At first I thought that maybe she had a legitimate complaint in that the caliber was too small.
—aside from that, you always find them in the last place you think to look (groan)-—
How does this stuff get into the papers? Most normal people would go back to the church and tell them of the discovery or keep the gun, instead of complaining to a newspaper.
I should be so lucky.
In all my years of perusing yard sales, all I've ever been able to pick up is an occasional Picasso.
People today who think they can make a difference by telling 'whatever' story they like is exactly what's wrong with today's world.
(Gasp!!) A loaded gun? Did it jump out of the case and run down the street, firing indiscriminately, or just sit there like an inanimate object?
A loaded gun is usually pretty heavy, and should have been a clue that there was something inside the case.
Most people I know would be thrilled to find that and they would never say a word. She must be one of those “oh gosh the gun may go off” people who think guns have a mind of their own.
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