Ah, Florida…never change!
In Valparaiso, Florida this past weekend, Veronica Alvarez-Rodriguez visited a Goodwill and bought a Baby Einstein’s bouncer as a gift for a friend’s baby shower.
Just one problem: once the father-to-be opened the box, there was no bouncer inside.
Just a semi-automatic rifle.
Rodriguez would later post to Facebook, describing the incident.
“H***a funny and creepy at the same time – they were all busting up thinking we pranked them and me and Fabian were like holy s*** that is not supposed to be in there.”
Twitter was as amused as ever by Florida’s dangerous antics.
Weird, crazy stuff normally doesnâ€™t happen in Florida. ðŸ˜— Lars Bruchmann (@pilotlars) December 6, 2019
So many things about this. pic.twitter.com/InUYF2GkY4— Lady Kate (@yesimpeachnow2) December 6, 2019
And she only paid $9.99 for that?! What a deal!— Chad Jackson (@spooledmk3) December 5, 2019
The partygoers called the Crestview Police Department, who were just as shocked to hear what had happened.
The authorities confiscated the gun for 90 days, after which it will be returned to its new owner: an unborn child.
Who gives gifts from goodwill ??!!!— David Nunesâ€™ Cold Dead Shark Eyes (@lildevil_Dani) December 6, 2019
Alvarez joked “the gun now belongs to Baby Jonathan who is due to enter this world any day now.”
Now thats a thrift store. Hope they clean it before use just to be safe.— Benjamin R. Wilson (@BenjaminRWilso2) December 4, 2019
Goodwill......Hunting.— Fashionatomy (@BayaaMD) December 6, 2019
I'll let myself out.
Technically a good buy, could resell for a lot more than the price she paid for it at goodwill lol— Kyle Kenny (@kkenny4) December 4, 2019
Strange things often happen in Florida…but this is taking things to the next level.
I knew Florida was lax on guns but wow ðŸ˜‚— *Insert name here* (@2witterlessFred) December 6, 2019
Iâ€™m all for preparing our kids to live in a tough world, but this is overdoing it.— The Last True Republican (@Last_Republican) December 4, 2019
Surely the founding fathers hoped every newborn child could carry a semi-automatic rifle!
As the founders intended.— the Mathalorian (@mathison) December 6, 2019
Source is not the Onion.— CMarTO ðŸš´â€â™‚ï¸â›µðŸ‡¨ðŸ‡¦ (@Cmartoronto) December 6, 2019
The U.S. definitely has a bit of a gun problem on its hands.
Only in USA would you get a 'My First Semi Automatic'— Gilbert_Green (@gilbertxgreen) December 4, 2019
hope the triger pressure was not too high, baby only got tiny fingers
Isn't that just standard in the US?— Daniel Crump (@DannyBoyCrump) December 5, 2019
"Oh, you're a newborn? Here's your crib, some diapers, and a 9mm semiautomatic Glock G29 handgun. I know it's a little big right now, but you'll grow into it."
My Baby Einstein only came with a Glock... ðŸ˜•— Joysea Crew (@JoyseaCrew) December 4, 2019
One can only hope Santa doesn’t make a mistake like this for any kids at Christmas.
-Why does this never happen for me?!— Josh Cohen - ESPN WP (@JoshCohenRadio) December 4, 2019
The next time you go to a baby shower, remember high-powered weaponry is always a gift option.