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12-year-old girl finds loaded gun inside rented car during family trip

By Mason White 11:51 AM July 1, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A young girl who was enjoying a trip with her parents, was shocked to find a loaded gun between the seats of a rented car, police in Canada said.

The incident unfolded as 12-year-old Sandra Shenouda of Michigan, spilled some fries in the back seat of the rented Nissan Versa.

When she tried to pull out the fries that fell between the seats, she found the loaded gun. The family rented the car in Michigan, and drove to Ottawa to visit relatives.

The car was parked in the Barrhaven Walmart on Saturday afternoon when the girl made the shocking discovery. The girl’s father, Samy Shenouda, first thought that her daughter was joking.

However, when the girl started screaming, he quickly put the gun back between the seats and drove the car to his sister-in-law’s house, where he called the police.

The car was rented from Enterprise. As compensation, the family was offered two free additional days.