Canadian law enforcement recently issued an alert to the public, informing residents that tossing a rocket launcher in a recycling bin isn’t a proper or wise choice.
Anyone who has ever gone on a massive home cleaning spree probably knows about all kinds of strange, long forgotten items that can be discovered. But be careful about how you dispose of them.
Canadian law enforcement recently issued an alert to the public, informing residents that tossing a rocket launcher into a recycling bin isn’t a proper or wise choice.
On Wednesday, September 4th, someone dropped off a military weapon, specifically a missile launcher, in a recycling bin at a landfill. Police in Saanich claimed the weapon was inert. It was not housing the rocket which was once inside the launcher.
Believed to be a Guided Missile System, Intercept, the weapon was about four feet long and weighed a little under 10 pounds. It was designed to be fired only one time and it was probably used by the U.S. military to shoot down planes in the 1960s or 70s.
Police haven’t figured out who left the missile at the landfill. A Sergeant stated “Should someone have equipment such as this in a collection at home, including other weapons that may have been rendered inoperable, the best course of action ... is to contact the police department, and ask that they be surrendered for destruction.”