ELLSWORTH — Police were called to Goodwill on the morning of Sept. 18 after an employee there said a gun was found in the donation box.
“The gun turned out to be a toy replica of a flintlock rifle,” Lt. Harold Page noted in a report. The item was subsequently disposed of.
A picture of the faux gun in question reveals a rather realistic looking piece. Absent is any sort of orange plastic at the end of the barrel that is often found on toy weapons.
The discovery brings to mind a case from two and a half years ago in which a real gun — a .31-caliber, black-powder pistol — was found inside a hollowed-out book that came to the Ellsworth Goodwill.
Police still have possession of that weapon, Detective Dotty Small said, as no one ever came forward to claim it.