September 28, 2022

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Jefferson County man orders screen mesh from Amazon, receives shotgun instead

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Don Thompson, 78, is a regular user of Amazon, sometimes ordering as many as four or five packages a day, and he says the e-commerce giant is usually pretty accurate.

“They don’t get them wrong often,” Thompson told CBS4.

But somehow they got one of his recent orders very wrong, sending him a new .20 gauge shotgun instead of the screen mesh he had ordered to repair a screen door.

“I was totally dumbfounded. It’s terrifying, absolutely terrifying to me,” said Thompson, who formerly worked in law enforcement.

CBS4 retraced Thompson’s steps and found he ordered a roll of fiberglass screen mesh on July 30. The United States Postal Service (UPS) delivered a package from Amazon to his doorstep on August 3, but it contained a Stoeger shotgun, which had been reported stolen.

He said…

Brian Maass

2022-09-19 20:53:00

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