How come this never happens to me????

(and notice that the overreaction was….extreme)….3 cop cars? “Hustle the child from the room”? .

Now go “Hug your puppy”.

An Oceanside couple expecting a United Parcel Service delivery of a toy plane instead got a surprise — a package containing an assault rifle.






Joel Berman said he opened the keyboard-sized case Wednesday night in front of his wife and 6-year-old granddaughter, wondering how it could be the Kohl’s toy, meant for the son of a friend.



An Oceanside couple expecting a United Parcel Service delivery of a toy plane instead got a surprise — a package containing an assault rifle.


Joel Berman said he opened the keyboard-sized case Wednesday night in front of his wife and 6-year-old granddaughter, wondering how it could be the Kohl’s toy, meant for the son of a friend.


“Her mouth popped open,” said Berman, 66. “It definitely was not a toy gun. . . . We had to explain to her Santa delivered the wrong thing.”
Cradled in foam was a semi-automatic rifle with a sophisticated scope, a stand, an ammo clip and a copy of an Arizona man’s driver’s license and his concealed-weapons permit, Berman said.


The UPS label, which had Kohl’s in Ohio as the sender, had been pasted over another UPS label from the Arizona resident to a gunsmith in upstate Woodbourne.


“I have a receipt from the UPS driver showing . . . 3.4 pounds as the weight of the package, but it was 51 pounds,” Joel Berman, a trade-magazine publisher, said. “It’s funny, but at the same time, it’s sad.


“This could have been delivered to a home that had either someone with ill intentions who would have loved to have something like this. Or it could have been delivered to a home with kids.”


They shuffled their granddaughter to another room and she immediately hugged her new puppy, Berman said.


The couple called 911 — the operator told him “Oh my God” — and three patrol cars arrived within minutes.


Nassau police said they will get the rifle to the upstate gunsmith.

Read the rest at the link.

Note: I don’t think this was what people think of when we say an “Assault Rifle”….  more likely a “Sniper Rifle”…..looks like a Barrett to me.

I’d a just kept my mouth shut and waited to see if anyone asked…..

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