Police who launched a gun amnesty in Florida were shocked when a man handed in a surface-to-air rocket launcher.

Under the Kicks for Guns programme, anyone who handed in a weapon was given a pair of trainers, reports Sky News.

One man, who has not been identified, took advantage by exchanging the four-foot-long launcher for a pair of Reeboks for his daughter.

The owner said he found the weapon in a shed he tore down.

He told the Orlando Sentinel: "I didn't know what to do with it, so I brought it here. I took it to three dumps to try to get rid of it and they told me to get lost."

As well as the launcher, police collected more than 250 guns. They were all exchanged for trainers or £25 gift certificates.