Facebook Appeal Prompts Return of Prized Gun

4 years 11 months 3 days ago Monday, June 17 2013 Jun 17, 2013 Monday, June 17, 2013 6:52:00 AM CDT June 17, 2013 in News
By: Associated Press

TROY, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri man has his prized gun back thanks to an apparent change of heart by the thief, following an emotional appeal on Facebook.

KSDK-TV reports that Chad Smith of Troy discovered Saturday that his Smith & Wesson pistol had been stolen. The gun had been handed down to him from his father.

Both Smith and his dad worked as pastors. Smith currently runs a ministry for troubled kids. He suspected one of them may have stolen the gun. Smith posted a video offering forgiveness for the thief. Word spread through friends and strangers about the video.

On Sunday - Father's Day - the gun turned up on Smith's porch.

 

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