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Couple is shocked to find loaded ASSAULT RIFLE in box of baby bouncer bought at a Florida Goodwill


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Father-to-be finds a loaded ASSAULT RIFLE inside a child’s toy he was given at a baby shower

  • Veronica Alvarez-Rodriguez claims she found a gun what appeared to be the unopened box of a Baby Einstein’s bouncer purchased from Goodwill in Florida
  • She claims she only realized what was inside when they arrived at a friend’s baby shower and the father-to-be shouted:´You guys got me a gun!’
  • Cops came to the party and checked the couple’s identifications to make sure they weren’t convicted felons, initially allowing them to keep the gun
  • The next day police asked for it to be turned over to the department and the incident remains under investigation
  • There were no details on how the gun got into the box but Alvarez-Rodriguez said the serial number was clean
  • Social media users have been skeptical about whether the story is genuine 

A woman who bought a baby shower gift at a Florida Goodwill store says she was shocked when the father-to-be opened the box and found a loaded semi-automatic rifle inside.

Veronica Alvarez-Rodriguez and her husband stopped by the store in Valparaiso on Sunday and found a Baby Einstein’s bouncer that was unopened and appeared to be brand new for $9.99. 

‘When you go to the Goodwill for a baby shower gift thinking you got a good deal on a bouncer ($10) not even opened and you end up opening a MOSSBERG 715T Semi-Auto Rifle,’ she posted on Facebook Sunday.  

She claims she and her husband Fabian Rodriguez only realized what was inside when they arrived at a friend’s baby shower. 

A woman claims she found a gun what appeared to be the unopened box of a Baby Einstein’s bouncer purchased from Goodwill in Florida

Veronica Alvarez-Rodriguez claims she and her husband Fabian Rodriguez only realized what was inside when they arrived at a friend's baby shower and their father-to-be friend shouted:´You guys got me a gun!'

Veronica Alvarez-Rodriguez claims she and her husband Fabian Rodriguez only realized what was inside when they arrived at a friend’s baby shower and their father-to-be friend shouted:´You guys got me a gun!’

She said in her Facebook post: 'The gun now belongs to Baby Jonathan who is due to enter this world any day now'

She said in her Facebook post: ‘The gun now belongs to Baby Jonathan who is due to enter this world any day now’

‘It was like the perfect gift for the baby shower,’ Alvarez-Rodriguez told the Northwest Florida Daily News. 

The customer said the father-to-be shouted:´You guys got me a gun!’ 

Alvarez-Rodriguez said while some of the guests laughed, she and her husband were shocked. 

They called the Crestview Police Department and officers came to the party and checked the couple’s identifications to make sure they weren’t convicted felons, police spokesman Maj. Andrew Schneider said.

The responding officer initially allowed the father-to-be to keep the gun. 

‘Serial number was clean & Crestview Police said do what you want with it,’ Alvarez-Rodriguez added in her Facebook post. ‘The gun now belongs to Baby Jonathan who is due to enter this world any day now.’

The next day police asked him to turn it over to the department and Crestview Police will have the gun for 90 days.

Cops came to the party and checked the couple's identifications to make sure they weren't convicted felons, initially allowing them to keep the gun. The next day police asked for it to be turned over to the department and the incident remains under investigation

Cops came to the party and checked the couple’s identifications to make sure they weren’t convicted felons, initially allowing them to keep the gun. The next day police asked for it to be turned over to the department and the incident remains under investigation

There were no details on how the gun got into the box but Alvarez-Rodriguez said the serial number was clean and posted a video to prove that the rifle would fit in the box

There were no details on how the gun got into the box but Alvarez-Rodriguez said the serial number was clean and posted a video to prove that the rifle would fit in the box

The incident remains under investigation. There were no details on how the gun got into the box, which appeared unopened.

Alvarez-Rodriguez – whose Facebook profile states she is a former United States Army administrative assistant – was forced to update her post with a video showing that the rifle would fit in the box.

Social media users found the story hard to believe and told the woman – who is now a microblading artist for eyebrows – that the wrong ammo was pictured with the weapon.

An employee at the Goodwill store said she couldn’t comment.

DailyMail.com did not immediately received a response from Goodwill representatives when contacted for comment. 

‘Goodwill has the best treasures for $9.99,’ Alvarez-Rodriguez joked.

Alvarez-Rodriguez - whose Facebook profile states she is a former United States Army administrative assistant - joked: 'Goodwill has the best treasures for $9.99'

Alvarez-Rodriguez – whose Facebook profile states she is a former United States Army administrative assistant – joked: ‘Goodwill has the best treasures for $9.99’

An employee at the Goodwill store in Valparaiso, Florida said she couldn't comment

An employee at the Goodwill store in Valparaiso, Florida said she couldn’t comment



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