“An Adams County [Ohio] mother expected candy boxes her son received for Halloween to be loaded with calories,” wlwt.com reports. “She didn’t expect them to be loaded with ammunition.” Oh how they laughed in the newsroom at that one! Loaded! With ammunition, not calories! Oh my God, I can’t breathe! Anyway, “Campbell said her 4-year-old son, Landon, opened a box of Milk Duds and asked, ‘What’s this?’ Campbell said she took the box from him and then started going through the other Milk Dud boxes in the bag. ‘I opened up the second box; more bullets. I opened up the third box; more bullets. I opened up the fourth box; more bullets. I’m like, ‘That’s not a coincidence, that’s not a mistake.’ There were a total of four boxes, each with three rounds inside. All appeared to be . . .
And she’s complaining? It was some kind of screw-up with donated candy at the school. Dad probably stored some of his precious .22 in Milk Dud boxes (to hide it from his son), Mom grabbed it without thinking and brought it to school. The local po-po are on the case. The .22 ammo will, no doubt, be destroyed. And there’s your tragedy, really.
If some thoughtful gunny in my neighborhood was doling out boxes of .22LR on All Hallow’s Eve, I’d have sent my kid – and all her little friends – back to that house over and over again until he turned out the lights. But that’s just me.