Lauren Tannehill Leaves Rifle In Rental Car

    January 16, 2014
    Lindsay McCane
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Judith Flessig, a mom from New York who was vacationing in Florida with her daughter, had an unnerving discovery when she opened a bag in the Nissan Rogue that she had rented from E-Z Rent-A-Car.

Inside the bag was an assault rifle that was apparently left behind by model and wife to the Miami Dolphins’ quarterback, Lauren Tannehill. The weapon was confirmed to be an AR-15 rifle, valued at nearly $2,000.

“We got out of the car, we were kind of freaked out,” Fleissig said as she recalled the moment she found the weapon. “I didn’t want to touch it.” After contacting the rental company, Flessig turned over the rifle to the nearest police station, following the rental company’s suggestion.

The gun is registered to Ryan Tannehill, and he immediately called the rental company to report a missing item when they realized it was gone. “Though dangerous if it would have landed in the wrong hands, it’s not criminal,” Broward sheriff’s spokeswoman Keyla Concepción said. “They simply forgot it.”

While many would find it odd that the couple would have a semi-automatic assault rifle, apparently they enjoy going shooting together quite often. In 2012, Lauren tweeted two pictures of her and her hubby at the gun range and captioned them by saying: “Shooting together” and “Don’t mess with me.”

Image via Twitter

  • What?

    Yep, well, she isn’t known for her brains. It is what is below the head that everyone knows her for. At the end of the day, it is not a big deal, but come on. What kind of person forgets and assault rifle? Wouldn’t that be something you would actually really want to pay close attention to? Hey, you lose your luggage full of bad Hawaiian shirts — no problem. You lose an assault rifle —- well that is a big problem.

    Then again, she is a model and trust me, the vast majority of models are not smart. Just look at Gisele this week. She was driving her new born around on an ATV, which is dangerous as hell and on top of that, the newborn didn’t even have a helmet on.

  • bob

    Who cares, this a NON STORY. Stupid media once again posting useless stories. She did NOTHING WRONG OR ILLEGAL. She has EVERY RIGHT to own that weapon, so piss off with your crap news stories.

  • Bernie

    Who is the idiot that “cleaned” the car after it was returned. I think there is more blame to be had by the rental car company here.

  • http://Yahoo Bernard

    It is all about responsible ownership. Ever read about the young child who shot a sibling or took the weapon to school. Owners of weapons are responsible for same. This couple should not be allowed to own weapons.

  • jack

    it is a big deal, and the responsibility falls on the gun owner. what if it wasn’t a mom and her daughter renting the car, but a person who wanted to go shoot a place up? You want to own a gun then own the rights and be responsible with it and for it.

    • sam

      So your tellin me you never left anything behind before?

    • NickM

      Yeah, whenever I feel like going to “shoot a place up,” I usually rent a car and hope there’s a gun in the trunk for me to use.

  • Gram Reeper

    Multiple D.A’s.!

  • cc critter

    hells to the yeah and f da popo

  • Jeff

    What kind of rental car company doesn’t inspect their vehicles between renters?

  • Oscar Femur

    Let’s just hope that the next story is not about Ryan having trouble with his gun.