Here’s what you need to know about Mrs. Tannehill:
1. The Rifle Was Discovered By the Next Rental Car Customer
Tannehill, 26, rented a 2013 Nissan Rogue from E-Z Rent-A-Car in Fort Lauderdale on January 4, NBC Miami reported. She returned roughly two hours later to exchange the Nissan for a different vehicle — but forgot to remove her rifle from the trunk.
A New York woman, Judith Fleissig, discovered the AR-15 in the back seat of the rental car and quickly turned it over to authorities.
We got out of the car, we were kind of freaked out,” Judith Fleissig told the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “I didn’t want to touch it.”
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2. It’s Unclear Why She Was Carrying the Rifle
So far, it’s not clear why Tannehill was carrying a high-powered rifle. However, it’s not against the law.
Though dangerous if it would have landed in the wrong hands, it’s not criminal,” Broward sheriff’s spokeswoman Keyla Concepción told the Sun Sentinel. “They simply forgot it.”
However, Tannehill has posted pictures on Twitter and Instagram showing her and her husband shooting rifles together (see above).
It’s also not currently known if the weapon, valued at around $2,000, was returned to the Tannehills.
3. The Dolphins Had No Comment on the Situation
According to the Miami Herald, the Dolphins declined to comment on the bizarre situation, saying “The Tannehills view this as a personal matter.”
4. She Gained National Attention on HBO’s Hard Knocks
Lauren Tannehill entered the national spotlight in 2012 when she was featured alongside her husband Ryan on HBO’s reality sports documentary “Hard Knocks.” The couple met at Texas A&M, where Ryan played quarterback and Lauren was a cheerleader.
They were married in January 2012.
5. She’s an Aspiring Model and Actress
Tannehill is a nurse and aspiring model and actress, according to the Daily Mail.
The 5-foot-7, blonde-haired, green-eyed Venus is represented by Page.713 Model & Talent Agency in Houston, Texas.
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