Couple Buys $10 Bouncer from Goodwill, Finds Rifle in Box Instead

I love to shop at Goodwill, but I don’t think I have ever found a deal this good!

A Facebook post from Sunday is going viral after a couple accidentally bought a rifle from the second hand store for only $10!

According to the post, they thought they were buying a new-in-box Baby Einstein Baby Bouncer for a baby shower they were attending. However, when the father-to-be opened the seemingly brand new box, he did not find a bouncer inside but rather a rifle instead.

The post read:

💰When you go to the Goodwill for a baby shower gift thinking you got a good deal on a bouncer ($10) not even opened and you end up opening a 🔫MOSSBERG 715T Semi-Auto Rifle 😱😱

FYI: This was Valparaiso Goodwill, Serial number was clean & Crestview Police said do what you want with it🏆 The gun now belongs to Baby Jonathan who is due to enter this world any day now 😂 #wegiftedhimhisfirstgun

Update: Just added video proof that gun does in fact fit in the baby bouncer box 📦 Crestview Police have the gun for 90 days.

How crazy! However, I wouldn’t be complaining! What an awesome mishap! A gun is a way better baby shower gift than a bouncer if you ask me! Ha!

💰When you go to the Goodwill for a baby shower gift thinking you got a good deal on a bouncer ($10) not even opened and…

Posted by Veronica Alvarez-Rodriguez on Sunday, December 1, 2019

Fox 5 reports: 

Alvarez-Rodriguez took the gift to the baby shower where the father-to-be opened the box and said “You guys got me a gun,” the Palm Beach Post reported.

Turns out, the baby bouncer box contained a Mossberg 715T semi-automatic rifle. Although the gun wasn’t loaded and the chamber was locked, Alvarez-Rodriguez said the magazine inside the box was loaded.

Alvarez-Rodriguez posted photos of the unexpected gift to Facebook.

“Total shock for us,” she told FOX 35 News. “But also hilarious and just glad it came into safe hands with all of our husbands being military.”

Of course there are some people questioning the validity of the story, claiming that it’s fake. I don’t think it’s that far fetched though. Think about it: when sorting and pricing donations, employees aren’t going to open boxes that appear brand new and unopened to check inside!

Here are some comments from the post:

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever found in something you bought?