The weapons-collection program, called "Kicks for Guns", offered a pair of sneakers or $50 to anyone who handed in a weapon, no questions asked.
The man said he had found the missile launcher in a shed last week and had failed in his previous attempts to get rid of it, according to the BBC:
"I took it to three dumps to try to get rid of it and they told me to get lost."Nope, you just never know, do you?
"I didn't know what to do with it, so I brought it here," he told the [Orlando Sentinel].
After inspecting the rocket launcher, police spokeswoman Sgt Barbara Jones said: "I tell you, you never know what you're going to get."
A large part of America thought it was getting "a compassionate conservative".
They should have known, of course, that there is no such thing.