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Posted on Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 12:50 p.m.

Rifle stolen from gun show at fairgrounds

By Kyle Feldscher

A rifle was reported stolen from a display at the Huron Gun Collectors Inc. Gun Show on Saturday, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies are investigating the theft of an Adler Italy Jager-AP74 22lr rifle from a display at the Washtenaw County Farm Council Grounds in Lodi Township. Police said the rifle was reported stolen on Saturday. The victim told police the gun was stolen some time during the show, which ran between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The rifle was displayed on a sales stand, according to police. While police did not have a value for the gun available, they often are priced between $200 and $400, depending on condition.

Police are still looking for suspects and no description was available Monday.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 734-973-7711.

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Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 4 a.m.

No comment, wasn't there. I do hope the theif is caught soon.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 7:41 p.m.

As long as he doesn't have any bullets the gun is just a long stick.


Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 7:30 p.m.

Heck, when I shop at Costo they check my 100-pack of TP against my receipt when I exit the store. And you can walk out of a gun show with a gun and *no* receipt?


Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 1:38 a.m.

Sam's checks the items in your cart against the receipt as well. The check out person is also required to remove every item from you cart to scan it, even 40 pound bags of dog food.


Tue, Jan 10, 2012 : 12:58 a.m.

Apparently you haven't been to Costco - they check all receipts on the way out. No big deal. Maybe that was a bad example considering that they probably would not leave a dangerous machine out in the open where it could be taken should one of their associates be napping. Could you imagine that?

Smart Logic

Mon, Jan 9, 2012 : 10:16 p.m.

You're assuming that Costco's standards are reasonable. For the record, I've only had a handful of checks against my receipts against potentially thousands of purchases. If Costco makes a habit of checking receipts, I'll stay away, thanks.