Postal Worker Finds Firearm In Unexpected Place

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Bearing Arms

Postal workers have some stories, I’m sure. While most are in trucks now, rather than on foot like in the old days, they may still encounter creepy crawlies or other odd things in mailboxes. However, a postal worker in Cincinnati recently found something a bit different.

A handgun found in a mailbox is believed to be a community gun, according to Cincinnati police.

“They leave them there knowing that the next guy behind them may use that gun,” Lt. Col. Paul Neudigate of the Cincinnati Police Department said. “They are almost always found in those challenged areas where we do have an increase in violent crime unfortunately.”

The 9 mm handgun was located by a U.S. postal worker in a mailbox near an apartment complex off Colerain Avenue in Mt. Airy.

The postal worker called police and District 5 officers responded to recover the gun.


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