Washington man orders TV from Amazon, gets assault rifle instead
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Police in Washington are looking into how a local resident who ordered a colour TV set via Amazon.com ended up with a high-powered semi-automatic assault rifle instead.
Mr Seth Horvitz, who lives in the north-east quadrant of the United States capital, said he contacted police immediately after a parcel delivery service left the military-style SIG Sauer SIG716 at his apartment door.
"They were a little confused at first. They've never seen anything quite like it," he told Fox 5, a local television station.
"They just took my information and then said: 'We'll handle this weapon because it's illegal to keep here.' It's illegal to transport in a car, so it can't be returned."