Gun found hidden inside hollowed-out book donated to library
STAFF REPORTS October 27, 2012 11:54AM
A book hollowed out with a historic-looking handgun inside was discovered at the Valparaiso branch of the Porter County Public Library.
Updated: October 27, 2012 5:23PM
Workers at Valparaiso branch of the Porter County Public Library in Indiana got a surprise when they realized a donated book had been hollowed out — and had a gun hidden inside.
The donated book was Robert Stone’s novel “Outerbridge Reach.” But it was really just a holding place for a gold A.S.M. .31-caliber, a single-shot black powder handgun with a wooden handle.
Because the library doesn’t record donors’ names, police don’t know whose gun it is.