Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies expected heavy business Tuesday during its annual "gifts for guns" program in Compton.
And sure enough, scores of people lined up to turn in various weapons in exchange for retail and supermarket gift cards.
But they were surprised at the man who pulled up in a sport utility vehicle with 58 guns -- mostly handguns but also some assault weapons. Dressed in a sweat shirt and jeans, the man offered his cache in a nonchalant fashion.
As is the policy for such events, deputies asked no questions and eagerly took the guns. They don't know the man's name, and the donor declined to comment to The Times. After unloading his guns, the man received several thousand dollars in gift cards and drove away.