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Loaded gun found underneath couch cushions


STEVENS POINT , Wis (WSAU) A loaded handgun was found in the cushions of an old couch that a UW-Steven Point student’s family bought on Craigslist.

The couch was bought nearly two years ago, and the student’s mother isn’t sure who the old owner was.

The handgun was discovered on Saturday when the student was looking for the TV remote under the cushions. Police were called, and they notified the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. They have traced the gun’s serial number; the weapon is not thought to have been involved in any crimes.

The gun was badly rusted and may have been hidden in the couch for some time. It’s not clear if the gun’s last owner will ever be determined.