Police in Florida said kids who found 'gun' at park did the right thing

Posted at 11:43 PM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 04:10:56-05

A surprising discovery in a local park has St. Pete police giving three young kids ages 8, 7, and 5, a much-deserved shout out.

On Sunday, Abigail Ellis, 7, her brother Harry, 5, and a neighborhood friend were cleaning up trash from Forrest Bluff Park when they came across a revolver in the creek bed.

“I said there is a gun come see it,” Abigail said.

Instead of picking up the gun Abigail said she knew better.

“Mom and dad taught me about guns, and sometimes I watch movies, and there would be guns and killing,” Abigail said.

Abigail ran to her grandma’s house, who then called her dad, who called the police.

“Very proud,” Harry Ellis said of his two kids. “Just glad they knew not to touch it. I think they’ll get a little ice cream tonight."

When St. Pete police arrived, it turned out to be a BB gun.

Abigail said she hopes other kids follow their lead.

“I feel good. I just feel proud,” Abigail said.

This article was written by Michael Paluska for WFTS .