“A New York mom vacationing in South Florida was expecting a healthy dose of sun, surf and fun,” sun-sentinel.com reports. “Imagine her surprise when her daughter unzipped a bag in their rental Nissan Rogue and found a rifle — a big rifle. Looking just like the ones real soldiers use.” What’s worse than surprised? “Horrified, she immediately called E-Z Rent-A-Car and then drove to the nearest police station. And there would be one more surprise: The AR-15 semiautomatic had been left behind by model Lauren Tannehill, the wife of Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill. ‘We got out of the car, we were kind of freaked out,’ Judith Fleissig recalls of the moment this month when she and her daughter found the weapon. ‘I didn’t want to touch it.'” It gets better. But first, what’s the bet the rifle actually belonged to Mr. Tannehill? Then again . . .
A model in possession of an AR-15, the civilian’s version of the military’s M-16, may be incongruous to some. But it shouldn’t surprise Lauren Tannehill’s fans who view postings of her on Twitter.
Pictures on the social media site show her and her husband shooting guns together. Ryan Tannehill, who is from Texas, has often talked about his hunting experiences.
The Tannehills view this as a personal matter, according to a Dolphins spokesman Wednesday.
The gun legally belongs to Ryan Tannehill, and the couple immediately called the rental car company to report a missing item, even though the couple didn’t specify what was in the bag, a football league source said.
OK, fair enough. But what of the New York tourist? Who’s gonna pay for her PTSD treatment eh? I smell a lawsuit! Or something nasty . . .
Thinking they would just call the owner, they searched for an ID, but there was none, she said. Her daughter unzipped the bag and said, “‘Oh my God, it’s a gun.’ I said, ‘I think I’m going to throw up,’” Fleissig said.
Fleissig said she and her daughter jumped out of the car to get away from the gun. “I took a picture, zipped it back up and went to the police station. They came out and took it.”
Picture or it didn’t happen, happened. Anyway, nice optic. For a girl . . .
[h/t Dirk Diggler]