You’ll trade me what for a pair of shoes?!?

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I came across this supposedly real news article, but I don’t have a link to prove its validity.  Nonetheless, given the other weird news I’ve come across, I can believe it.

Police were hoping for a good turnout at their “Kicks for Guns” sneaker exchange Friday, but they weren’t expecting to get a surface-to-air missile launcher. An Ocoee man showed up and exchanged the 4-foot-long launcher for size-3 Reebok sneakers for his daughter. Taking advantage of the exchange’s no-questions-asked policy, the man was not identified. He told the Orlando Sentinel that he found the weapon in a shed he tore down last week.

You know the economy is bad when people are trading in the family rocket launcher for a pair of tennis shoes. I blame Obama.

I wish I had more info.  I mean, how do you tear down a shed and happen to find a missile launcher?  That just doesn’t happen.  There has to be more to the story…

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2 responses »

  1. OH! so THAT’S where I left it! I had intended to modify it into a pickle torpedo launcher but I seemed to have misplaced it a decade or two back. Oh well, on to the next plan!

  2. On first glance, this seems absurd. But I suppose if you had an EXTRA missile laying around that you wanted to get rid of, it’s the option that gives you the least jail time. It’s not like you could hock it at a pawn shop without getting to meet the ATF later.

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