Donated Teddy Bear Holds Gun
A donated teddy bear that was opened by a foster child in New York City on Christmas morning came with an unexpected accessory: a revolver. According to news reports, the unidentified 8-year-old “was waving around this gun and I was just shocked,” said foster mom Sheba Anderson, who picked up the toy at a church toy drive. The pistol turned out to be a starter pistol — unable to fire bullets, but still dangerous if blanks had been loaded into it. An investigation is ongoing as to how the well-weathered pistol wound up inside the bear’s box.