Goodwill store receives gun disguised in a book

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Goodwill Store Receives Gun Disguised As A Book

Unsuspecting Goodwill workers in Maine received a donation that took them by surprise. Turns out, a pretty basic looking book actually had a gun inside.

The donation appeared to be a copy of 'Den of Lions,' a memoir by kidnapped Associated Press journalist Terry Anderson, but an employee called the police because the book "didn't feel right."

That's because there was a .31-caliber gun nestled inside the hollowed-out book.

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The New York Daily News reported that the pistol was made by an Italian company that creates antique replicas. It seems the fake book came from Arkansas.

Officials ran the serial number of the gun, but they don't have any leads because it came from a donation center, rather than an individual.

Police Lieutenant Harold Page overseeing the case said that in his 36 years of law enforcement, "This is a new one."

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