Florida justice, take 2, rocket launcher exchanged for shoes
By Stone Martindale Aug 19, 2007, 22:47 GMT
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A Florida man traded a surface-to-air missile launcher for Reeboks.
The Orlando, Fla., police held a "Kicks for Guns" sneaker exchange Friday, but they weren't expecting to get a surface-to-air missile launcher reports Indy Channel 6 news.
"An Ocoee, Fla., man showed up and exchanged the 4-foot-long launcher for size-3 Reebok sneakers for his daughter," writes channel 6.
The man took advantage of the exchange's no-questions-asked policy, and was not identified.
Channel 6 reports he told the Orlando Sentinel "that he found the weapon in a shed he tore down last week."
Unbelievably, the mystery man said he took it to three dumps to try to get rid of it, and they all turned him away.
Channel 6 reports that in addition to the missile launcher, police collected more than 250 guns. They were all exchanged for sneakers or $50 gift certificates.