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