Friday, October 26, 2012

Weaponized Book

(Valparaiso, Indiana) A book donated to the public library was found to contain a gun.
"Somebody just opened it up and said, 'Oh my,' " said Assistant Library Director Phyllis Nelson.

The weapon was described by police as a gold, wooden handle, A.S.M. brand, .31-caliber, single shot, black powder gun.

Nelson said she contacted police and told them the book had been donated to the library. Thousands of books are donated each month, she said, and records are not kept, so there is no way of knowing who dropped off the book or when, she said.
Police have the gun as evidence. Exactly for what hasn't been disclosed.

The name of the book is "Outerbridge Reach."


Anonymous said...

Looks more like brass, rather than gold. I'm surprised it wasn't labeled as an assault weapon....

Anonymous said...

very old, probably an collectors item, probably somebody cleaning out a house or an estate, and had no idea that it was even in there, just cleaning out all the old books...

Anonymous said...

Gun itself isn't worth that much.


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