ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – A father on Florida's southwest coast made a surprising find in his daughter's tree house — a cache of weapons and ammunition.
Thomas O'Connell of Englewood called the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office on Monday when he found a bed sheet stuffed with guns, bullets and knives in the tree house. Investigators say the stockpile included a sawed-off shotgun, folding knives, ear plugs and more than 340 rounds of ammunition.
A sheriff's office spokesman says O'Connell's 13-year-old daughter wasn't involved in stockpiling the weapons. One of the guns was reported stolen from a Port Charlotte home in December.