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Boston-area Fisherman Reels in Gun After Casting Near Pier

Police investigate whether pistol was real

September 24, 2012
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Crooks ditch firearms in all kinds of remote places, but one Massachusetts angler, who reeled in a barnacle-encrusted pistol this weekend, never thought he’d hook more than dinner while fishing off the local pier.

“Yesterday I caught a 27-inch bluefish. Today? A gun,” the shaken angler, Alberto Pina, told BostonHerald.com in a story published Monday. The man even had his 3-year-old son with him for a day outdoors. Pina was fishing from a pier near Carson Beach in South Boston.

Pina called 911 and Boston police recovered the pistol. The website says police don’t yet know if the firearm was real.

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