Gun found inside book donated to Maine Goodwill store
Feb. 05, 2015
ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) — Workers at a Maine Goodwill store got quite a shock when they opened a donated book: They found a gun inside.
An employee at the Ellsworth store was going through a pile of books received from a central warehouse last week and noticed that one didn't quite feel right. The book was actually a small safe and inside was a .31-caliber black powder pistol.
Employees called police.
There was no identifying information with the book — "Den of Lions" by former Associated Press reporter Terry Anderson chronicling his seven years as a hostage in Lebanon. Police ran the gun's serial number through a national database but did not get a match.
Detective Dorothy Small says the department is turning to social media to try and find the gun's owner.