A little girl found an extremely unwelcome item while beachcombing on Coney Island on Monday. Nope, not a shark. A loaded gun.
While walking in the surf on Coney Island beach near W. 19th street, a 10-year-old girl spotted a 9mm pistol in the sand, the New York Daily News reports.
Her mother brought the gun to a lifeguard, who called the NYPD. When the police recovered the weapon, it was stuffed with sand and a single round. Disaster narrowly averted. But people, seriously, keep track of your deadly weapons. Thanks.