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TODAY'S MOST...Unusual Delivery: A college student received a UPS package that contained parts for a U.S. government drone. The package was addressed to him.

The student went on social media site Reddit, wrote about what happened, and showed pictures of the parts to the drone. The components are actually a part of a Puma drone, which costs $350,000.

The student lives in Massachusetts. He wrote, "The label on the exterior was addressed to me. Nothing on the outside of the crate said it was government property. Though an odd box, I genuinely thought it was parts for the bench (press) I ordered, since I wasn't expecting a freaking drone."

The student received the bench press he ordered in a separate package.

It turns out, seven boxes containing the rest of the parts of the drone were dropped off at the correct location at a government facility in Massachusetts. There's still no explanation for why the eighth was addressed to the student. He called UPS, and they initially said he could keep the package. However, inside there was a card saying the items should be returned to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration office in Tampa, Fla. 

The NOAA says it's been in touch with the student, and plans to get the components back.

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