Orders TV, gets assault rifle
Police in Washington are looking into how a resident who ordered a colour TV set via Amazon.com ended up with a high-powered semi-automatic assault rifle instead.
Seth Horvitz, who lives in the northeast quadrant of the US 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.
While the box was addressed to Horvitz, who had ordered a flat-screen TV from a retailer via Amazon.com, an invoice inside suggested the gun was supposed to go to a Pennsylvania gun shop.