FOUNTAIN — A 61-year-old woman reported a family heirloom revolver missing after the ghost of her deceased father roused her from her sleep to tell her the gun was missing, according to an incident report from Bay County Sheriff's Office.
The woman told deputies she had last seen the gun around July 15 when she was showing it to her brother and explaining it was given to her by her mother and the weapon had belonged to her father. She told deputies she was awakened by an image of her father telling her the gun had been stolen on Friday and when she went to look for it, it was not in its box.
Another hand gun in the same box was undisturbed, according to the report.
The woman told officers she thought her daughter had taken the snub-nosed .38 caliber revolver. When the responding deputy questioned the daughter she said her mother was crazy and she never had the revolver she claimed was stolen, according to the report.
The deputy attempted to process the gun's box for prints, but none were available. The mother took this as further proof her daughter had stolen the gun because she always wears gloves because her hands are always cold.