Nursing home discovers gun hidden in piano
The staff at Whitehall Healthcare Center in Pittsfield Township made a surprising discovery inside a piano at the nursing home last week: an unloaded gun.
The gun was found Friday in a case inside the piano, which was donated to the nursing home years ago, said Gordy Schick, Pittsfield Township deputy police chief. Police suspect someone hid the Ruger .22-caliber pistol in the piano long ago before it was donated to the nursing home, 3370 East Morgan Road, Schick said.
Pittsfield Township police found no registered owner on file for the gun in the state’s database and are attempting to check its serial number against Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives records, Schick said.