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Man trades in missile launcher for sneakers!!!

Postby stomperrob » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:18 pm

Man Exchanges Missile Launcher for Shoes
Florida Police Get Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher During 'Kicks for Guns' Sneaker Enchange

ORLANDO, Fla., August 20, 2007 - Police were hoping for a good turnout at their "Kicks for Guns" sneaker exchange, but they weren't expecting 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, the Orlando Sentinel reported Friday.

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.

"I didn't know what to do with it, so I brought it here," he told the newspaper. "I took it to three dumps to try to get rid of it and they told me to get lost."

Besides the missile launcher police collected more than 250 guns. They were all exchanged for sneakers or $50 gift certificates.

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Re: Man trades in missile launcher for sneakers!!!

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:30 pm

Haha...most people just have rocket launchers lying around their house, so that's normal, right? ;-7
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Re: Man trades in missile launcher for sneakers!!!

Postby joelamosobadiah » Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:59 pm

HAHA, I can just imagine seeing that guy walk up with a missile launcher. :-B
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Re: Man trades in missile launcher for sneakers!!!

Postby sox 06 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 6:34 pm

I would have loved to see the people's reaction who were working at the exchange place 8-o
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Re: Man trades in missile launcher for sneakers!!!

Postby WickedSmaat » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:10 pm

joelamosobadiah wrote:HAHA, I can just imagine seeing that guy walk up with a missile launcher. :-B


I sure wouldn't want to be waiting in line with him :-o
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Re: Man trades in missile launcher for sneakers!!!

Postby SniperShot » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:27 pm

There was a picture of it in the article I saw on CNN I think. The thing was huge! It was such a sweet firearm. I wouldn't trade it in though. I'd move to Nevada and shoot rockets off in my backyard every night man. ;-D :-D
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Re: Man trades in missile launcher for sneakers!!!

Postby SJNez46 » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:35 pm

that is CRAZY :-* :-b
i would try to sell it, it must be worth a ton. It would probably be illegal though :-?
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Re: Man trades in missile launcher for sneakers!!!

Postby bagobonez » Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:50 pm

He should have asked for two pairs of sneakers and a t-shirt for that! The man needs to learn how to bargain! :-b
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Re: Man trades in missile launcher for sneakers!!!

Postby SniperShot » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:12 am

SJNez46 wrote:that is CRAZY :-* :-b
i would try to sell it, it must be worth a ton. It would probably be illegal though :-?
Hmm I have no idea how I would go about selling that thing. Maybe a trip to the black market would be in order...
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Re: Man trades in missile launcher for sneakers!!!

Postby m16a » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:29 am

bagobonez wrote:He should have asked for two pairs of sneakers and a t-shirt for that! The man needs to learn how to bargain! :-b


:-b :-b ;-D
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