Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Topics  >  Investigations

May 13, 2014
Print Comment RSS

Nunchucks, sickles among large cache of weapons found in coffin

Volusia County law officers stumbled on an unusual find: a cache of weapons in a coffin in rural DeLeon Springs

By Susan Jacobson
Orlando Sentinel

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — Volusia County law officers last week stumbled on an unusual find: a cache of weapons in a coffin in rural DeLeon Springs.

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer on patrol noticed the brown coffin upside down along trees east of Lake Park Road Thursday about 3 p.m., a Sheriff's Office report states. The location is just west of State Road 11.

The wildlife agent summoned a deputy sheriff who found old, rusty weapons that bore no signs that they had been used to hurt anyone, according to the report.

The weapons included a set of nunchuks (a Japanese martial-arts weapon also known as nunchaku), forceps, a ball studded with metal spikes, a double-sided ax, a baseball bat with screws attached, scissors, a metal hook on a wood handle, a wood-handled knife, a folding knife, a silver baseball bat, a crowbar, metal chains — including one on a stick — two hatchets, a boat anchor, a poker, blacksmith pliers, a sword blade minus the hand grip, a wooden stick, a hammer, two sickles, large black tongs, two ax handles and a wooden sword.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Copyright 2014 The Orlando Sentinel

PoliceOne Offers

Sponsored by

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample