Friday, November 16, 2007

Misfired 'Nail Gun' Text Message Brings Police To Norwegian's Door

Leif Harry Ersland wanted to return a nail gun he borrowed, so he sent a text message to the owner saying "the gun is on the cabin steps."

It didn't take long for the police to turn up at his door, demanding to know whether Ersland was interested in weapons or had any enemies, the Haugesunds Avis newspaper reported Wednesday.

It turned out that Ersland had punched the wrong phone number. Instead of the message going to the nail gun's owner, it went to a stranger, who called the police early Tuesday because she was suspicious about a possible gun deal.

Ersland was not home when the police arrived. His cohabitant, Hilde Pedersen, who knew nothing about the text message, told the newspaper she faced a confusing 45 minutes of intense interrogation.

"I was shocked to see them," Pedersen was quoted as saying. "I became even more shocked when I learned what they wanted. ... It was very unpleasant."

She said about a half-hour after the police left, they called her to say that the whole thing had been a misunderstanding about a message gone astray.

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