IKEA is a famous name all around the world best known for a massive one-stop warehouse that has a variety of products including assemble-it-yourself bunk beds, an artificial plotted plants to Swedish meatballs.
On Monday, a child managed to found something different in the collection that in the IKEA store in Fishers, Indiana which is a suburb of Indianapolis. He found a handgun that was kept on a sofa.
It is reported that the firearm slipped into the cushion when the owner might have sat on the sofa, Sgt. Tom Weger, Police Department of Weger reported.
Weger states, "He sat down and somehow or another it became dislodged from this body and when he got up he didn't realize that he was without it,"
When he found the gun after some minute, the six-year-old fire the gun in the couch cushion at least one and when the noise rounded off then the gun owner knew that he lost the gun and someone got it.
Wager added, “As soon as he realized that there was a commotion in the store, the gun owner quickly identified himself . . . and fully cooperated with the investigation,"
He is even taking the incident seriously and apologised to the family of the kid that shot from the gun as stated by IKEA.
The company stated, "We have processes in place to ensure that the store is safe for customers and co-workers. For example, our store team has regular safety walks and audits which happen before, during and after opening hours,". "As soon as we were made aware of the situation, our co-workers took the action they were trained to do to ensure the safety of customers. We are cooperating with police as they investigate this incident."
No one was arrested on the day of the incident but the Hamilton County prosecutor office will be deciding the charges to be warranted.
Wager said, "We're just very fortunate that no one was injured and we want to press the importance of responsible gun ownership and making certain that, if you are going to carry a weapon, that it's under control at all times,"
Since there are pro-gun laws in the United States making it not illegal to possess a weapon and it would not be easy to prove that the guy is reckless criminal in this case.