Don't Try And Mail Your Glock Inside A Hollowed-Out Real Estate Book
A package mailed to an Indiana man broke open in transit, revealing that a Glock 9mm handgun had been hidden inside a carved-out book, a discovery that has triggered a criminal probe by postal inspectors.
As seen in the above evidence photo (click to enlarge), the unloaded weapon and an empty 10-round magazine were hidden inside a modified copy of “How to Play the New Real Estate Syndication Game.” The semi-automatic Glock 26 was concealed in a cutout behind page 61 of the 1989 book.
It is illegal to mail a firearm that is small enough to be concealed on a person, according to postal regulations.
A package containing the book broke open late last year while it was being processed at a “bulk mail center” in Michigan. It was addressed to Thomas Lloyd, a 63-year-old Elkhart, Indiana man whom, records show, purchased the Glock in 1999 and has a concealed carry permit issued by the Indiana State Police.
The weapon, according to a December court filing, was mailed from El Cajon, California (where Lloyd has previously resided) and carried a return address with the name “T. Lloyd.” It is unclear why Lloyd, who did not return TSG messages, apparently mailed the gun to himself. Postal Inspector Mark Shaw told TSG that results of his probe will be forwarded to federal prosecutors.