Century-old missile at pawn shop forces Florida city to reroute traffic, cops say

Florida Pawn shops have a reputation for buying the darnedest things, but missiles aren't on the list, even if they're antiques. A customer learned...

January 18, 2023
12:52 PM

Florida Pawn shops have a reputation for buying the darnedest things, but missiles aren't on the list, even if they're antiques. A customer learned that the hard way when he walked into a pawn shop in North Port, Florida, with a missile and asked how much it was worth. The North Port Police Department said it was alerted to the potentially dangerous item around 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 17. The resulting chaos created hours of traffic jams when northbound traffic was rerouted so the U.S. Air Force could safely inspect the 'suspicious item.

Mark Price