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Man Attempts to Sell His Handgun — and Gets a Terrifying Shock

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"How does it feel...?"

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Things didn't go as planned for a man attempting to sell his handgun to someone in Washington state.

The seller told police he rode a ferry to Mukilteo, Washington, with an acquaintance earlier this month to sell his Sig Sauer handgun to a friend of the acquaintance's for $1,000, Seattle's KIRO-TV reported.

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Police said the seller and his companion met the prospective buyer in a parking lot and got into the buyer's car, where the seller showed his handgun to the buyer, who agreed to purchase it, police told the station.

Police said the trio agreed to head to the buyer's apartment so the seller could demonstrate how to clean and reassemble the weapon before the purchase was finalized. That's when, police said, the acquaintance placed a live round of ammunition into the gun's chamber, pointed it at the seller and asked, "How does it feel to get robbed with your own gun?"

Police said the acquaintance ordered the seller out of the car, took his cellphone and threatened him to not call police, KIRO reported.

Police helped the victim identify the once-prospective buyer on Facebook, where multiple photos were found of the individual holding firearms — including one photo showing off what appeared to be the stolen handgun, KIRO reported.

Police said two people were arrested Friday in connection with the Oct. 6 incident. The buyer, a 23-year-old Everett resident, and the acquaintance, a 21-year-old Oak Harbor resident, were found in Everett sitting in the same car reportedly used in the robbery, KIRO reported. Both were arrested and taken to jail on first-degree robbery charges.

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