This present definitely didn't come from Santa!
An 8-year-old girl received a teddy AND A GUN (pictured above) through a New York donation program for Christmas.
The child's foster mother, Sheeba Anderson, picked up the disguised gun along with a number of gifts from St. Anthony's Church five days before Christmas day.
Upon discovering the gun, Sheeba recounts:
“I heard her say, ‘Look, Miss Sheeba, I found a gun! She was waving it around and playing with it. his is something you never expect on Christmas. I feel like we narrowly avoided what could have been a terrible disaster.”
When Sheeba reported the incident to authorities, New York City's Administration for Children's Services said:
“We are concerned when any potential risk in a foster home comes to our attention, and are working to ensure that all of the children in the home remain safe"
While police are investigating the matter, tracking down the criminal will be extremely hard because the donations are given anonymously and the gun's serial number was scratched off.
We can't even imagine why someone would put a gun in a child's present, but then again nothing much is making sense in terms of gun control lately!!
We're just thankful the gun didn't land in the wrong hands because this incident could've led to ANOTHER tragedy!
[Image via NY Post.]
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