An East Texas mother has a warning for parents after finding her young son playing with a pistol he found in their rental car.
When Jaymie Bates and her son, Matthew, left Enterprise car rental in Longview, the farthest thing from her mind was Matthew getting his little hands on a pistol….According to the police report, the gun Matthew found wasn’t the only one left sitting in an Enterprise rental car that day. The manager told officers he found another gun in a different car on the lot….According to that report, the manager of the Longview Enterprise where this incident occurred called the people who had previously rented the cars the guns were found in. Both people advised the guns belonged to them and were mistakenly left behind. The guns will be kept by the Longview Police Department until the owners can be verified and come to claim the weapons.
Seriously? I know in Texas you don’t need a carry permit to pack a gun in your car…or a rental car. Still if you’re not going to holster the weapon, at least REMEMBER to take it with you when you turn your car in!