At Budget Rent a Car in Detroit at least some rentals come with loaded firearms. Michigan is a shall issue state for gun licenses, and violent crime in Detroit is higher even than in Chicago, so a renter might be forgiven for thinking this was just a new package available for on-airport rentals.
A passenger from Florida (naturally) found a gun in their assigned vehicle at the Detroit airport Budget location,
“”I was like what?,” Tay said. “It’s like … it’s that easy to get a gun? You can just rent a car and there is one inside? … It was just a complimentary gift from Detroit.”
The customer reported the gun, police were called, and it was taken away. While you don’t want a gun whose provenance you cannot vouch for (it may have been used in a crime) I’m not sure you want to self-identify as being related to such a gun either. “But officer, I found it!”
This isn’t the first time a gun has been found in a Budget rental car, either.
Thank you @Budget (LIT) for your great service of putting my reputation, freedom and quite possibly my life in jeopardy I’ve unknowingly been driving your car around the last 4 days with a F’N LOADED GUN in the Glove compartment!!🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬 pic.twitter.com/NZj7GmtA8V
— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) February 7, 2018
Perhaps this is a marketing play by Budget, but just imagine if it had been a Hertz vehicle.
(HT: Jonathan W)