Librarians Found a Gun in a Donated Book


Image: Valparaiso Police Department

Hiding a gun inside a hollowed-out book seems like something you'd only find in mystery books or at the movies, so employees at an Indiana public library were surprised to find it in real life:

The book, which carries the title "Outerbridge Reach," was hollowed out and contained a historic-looking handgun, according to Valparaiso police.

"Somebody just opened it up and said, 'Oh my,' " said Assistant Library Director Phyllis Nelson.

The weapon was described by police as a gold, wooden handle, A.S.M. brand, .31-caliber, single shot, black powder gun.

Nelson said she contacted police and told them the book had been donated to the library.

Bob Kasarda of The Times of Northwest Indiana has the story: Link


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