Fort Myers family searching for late son's pawned items
FORT MYERS, Fla. - A Fort Myers family is desperately searching for several sentimental items their son pawned shortly before he died in a car crash.
18-year-old Odin Firing was killed when his car ran off the road in August in Bartow.
The Cypress Lake High School grad had a scholarship to attend Stetson University, but the money didn't cover all of his tuition. He pawned two guitars, a paintball gun, some music equipment and his Xbox to make up the difference.
"He just wasn't the kind of kid to suck money off of us," his mom, Linda Firing, said.
But after Odin's life was tragically taken, his family decided the items belonged back in his room.
"It won't replace him, but it helps," Firing said.
The family told Larry's Pawn Shop in Fort Myers they wanted the items back, but they had to wait until they became legal administrators for Odin's estate.
When they went to pick up the items earlier this month, only one of them, a Gibson Les Paul guitar, was there.