MISFIRE: UPS DE­LIV­ERS AN AS­SAULT RI­FLE IN­STEAD OF TOY PLANE

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD -

OCEAN­SIDE, N.Y.» A New York cou­ple was hor­ri­fied when a UPS de­liv­ery that they thought was a Christ­mas present turned out to be an as­sault ri­fle.

Newsday reports that Joel Ber­man opened the key­board-sized case in front of his wife and 6-year-old grand­daugh­ter Wed­nes­day night in Ocean­side, on Long Is­land.

In­stead of a toy plane they were buy­ing for their friend’s son, they found a semi-au­to­matic ri­fle, scope, stand, ammo clip and copies of an Ari­zona man’s driver’s li­cense and con­cealed-weapons per­mit.

They hus­tled their grand­daugh­ter out of the room and called po­lice, who picked up the weapon.

At­lanta-based UPS says it’s in­ves­ti­gat­ing the “highly un­usual in­ci­dent.” The com­pany says it ac­cepts le­gal ship­ments of some firearms. It says ship­pers must meet cer­tain re­quire­ments.

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