I’ve heard that smoking marijuana can give people a craving for junk food, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how high you must be, or what drugs you must be on, to consider microwaving a handgun.
Commander Charles Heseltine of the Andover Police Department said officers were first called to the hotel around 1 p.m. on a report from hotel management that there was smoke in one of the rooms.
Inside, police found a microwave that had exploded and caught fire. Inside the destroyed oven, police found melted pieces of a Kel-Tec 9-mm handgun. Scattered around the room and on the carpet near the microwave police also found other pieces of the gun, including springs, spent shell casings and shards of plastic. They also found broken glass and the metal frame of the microwave on the floor.
The two people who had rented the room were arrested but denied having put the gun inside the microwave oven.
“They denied to the officers they had anything to do with putting the gun in the microwave and turning the microwave on,” Heseltine said, reading from one of the reports. “They denied any knowledge of the gun.”
Hector Perez and Socorro Vargas-Martinez are charged with charged with “possession of a firearm without an FID card, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, and malicious damage of property over $250.”