A pistol that someone dropped off during a gun buyback program in South Los Angeles belonged to performer Sammy Davis Jr., according to officials.
The gun was one of 791 turned in during the L.A. Police Department’s buyback this weekend, where people could drop guns off anonymously and receive $50 gift cards to Ralph’s, a grocery store chain, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Davis’ vintage, .45-caliber pistol was from 1911, and a model that typically goes for around $350. Considering the past Rat Pack owner, the pistol’s value likely far exceeds the $50 offered this weekend. We can only assume the person who traded in the gun for groceries was either unaware or uninterested in its higher value.
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