Man Orders TV on Amazon But Instead Gets High-Caliber Assault Rifle
Seth Horvitz, a Washington resident, who had ordered a TV through a third-party vendor on Amazon.com, first realized that something wasn’t quite right when a long, narrow box showed up at his apartment Tuesday, DCist reported.
The package contained a Sig Sauer SIG716, a Swiss-made 7.6 pound, 37-inch-long assault rifle. Horvitz’s name and address were on the mailing label. But inside the box, an invoice contained the address of a Pennsylvania gun shop. Horvitz sent a message to the sender and notified the Metropolitan Police Department, which quickly dispatched two officers.
The two officers inspected the SIG716 and quickly hauled it away.
Washington has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the U.S. It was both illegal for Horvitz to possess the assault rifle or to ship it across state lines from the District, according to DCist.
He couldn’t legally return the package to its sender even if he wanted to.