Hook, line and heater: Young an­gler reels in gun from In­tra­coastal

Palm Beach Daily News - - FRONT PAGE - By ELEANOR ROY

A fish­ing trip took a strange turn for a 12-year-old West Palm Beach girl when she reeled in a hand­gun from the In­tra­coastal Wa­ter­way.

A po­lice report said of­fi­cers were sum­moned to Bing­ham Is­land, 50 South­ern Blvd., at 11:48 a.m. Sun­day in ref­er­ence to found prop­erty.

The girl and her grand­fa­ther had been fish­ing on the south- east side of the South­ern Boule­vard Bridge when the girl told him she had some­thing on her fish­ing line.

In­stead of a fish, she caught a black 9mm Smith & Wes­son hand­gun in a cloth hol­ster, ac­cord­ing to the report.

Her grand­fa­ther touched the gun to take it off the line, though no one else han­dled the gun un­til of­fi­cers ar­rived,

Photos by Eleanor Roy / Daily News

Gre­gory Parkin­son, crime scene ev­i­dence man­ager for the Palm Beach Po­lice, uses a pen­cil eraser Mon­day to clear away de­bris from the se­rial num­ber on the hand­gun.

This black 9mm Smith & Wes­son and a cloth hol­ster were pulled from the In­tra­coastal Wa­ter­way on Sun­day by a 12-year-old girl out on a fish­ing trip.

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