2-Year-Old Girl Finds Loaded Gun In Rental Car
Louis Venuto and his 2-year-old daughter were cleaning up a rental car on Friday after a trip to Cocoa Beach when the child picked up a loaded .45 caliber handgun with the safety off, which had been left in the car.
[su_center_ad]“There were a bunch of them (toys) on the floor, and we were cleaning up the car, and I said, ‘Chloe, pick your toys up,’” Venuto said. “She was gathering them all up, and that’s when she must’ve spotted it.”
According to NBC, the loaded gun had been in the car the entire time Venuto and his family were renting it.
“You know, she’s talking, ‘Oh, here’s my Minnie, there’s my Sophia,’ and she got quiet,” Venuto said. “And I quick took a look and that’s when I seen her grab it.”
Venuto quickly secured the gun, then called West Sunrise Enterprise where he rented the Toyota Avalon sedan on Thursday morning.
The manager said he would call him back but never did.
NBC 6 received a statement from a representative of the company which read in part, “…The safety of our customers is our top priority, and we are thoroughly investigating this situation…”
“You’re supposed to vacuum and clean the car before the next customer rents,” Venuto said. “Enterprise just failed at that epically.”
Police took custody of the weapon after Venuto alerted them.
Police are trying to determine the owner of the gun.
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