Woman puts gun on grave to clear spirit

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - November 29, 2010

Police in the northwestern county of Spartanburg say a 28-year-old woman who hadn't been feeling well consulted a spiritual adviser, who told her she needed to return something that was given to her to cleanse her soul.

So the woman left a .45-caliber handgun in a box at a man's grave at Good Shepherd Memorial Gardens. She told police the man had given her the weapon about 12 years ago and she hoped by returning it that she would feel better.

After police discovered the gun, the woman told them she wanted it destroyed.

Police are storing the gun at the sheriff's office. No charges have been filed.

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