We don’t know if Seth Horvitz enjoys action movies, but his recent attempt to purchase a new television online left him with more action than he bargained for. Horvitz opened the package he received, and was shocked to discover not his flat
panel television, but an assault rifle. Horvitz called police who took the weapon, which cannot be legally possessed in Washington DC. He is unable to return it as well, as it cannot legally be transported.
There is no word yet from Amazon or the seller on what went wrong that caused an assault rifle bound for a Pennsylvania gun shop to end up delivered to the hallway of a Washington DC man awaiting a new TV. Perhaps they were just giving him a way out from his disappointment upon discovering that even with 500 channels there was still nothing to watch on his new TV. Or perhaps they confused remote control with gun control.
- Oops: Amazon accidentally mails assault rifle instead of TV (theblaze.com)
- Man Surprised To Receive Illegal Assault Rifle Instead Of The TV He Ordered From Amazon (consumerist.com)
- Guy orders TV from Amazon, Gets Giant Assault Rifle Instead [Guns] (gizmodo.com)