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Woman walking dog finds three rifles in bushes

A Bloomington woman walking her dog Monday night noticed something strange — three rifles poking out of some bushes.

She told officers she was walking through an alley off of West Fourth Street when the guns caught her eye.

Police said the rifles were rusted and appeared to have been there for some time. Officers couldn’t read the full serial numbers on the guns because of the rust damage.

One of the weapons, a .22 long rifle, was loaded, but Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Dana Cole said it’s unclear whether it could have been fired.

The other two guns, a .30-06 and a Mauser rifle, were not loaded.

Police questioned the woman whose property the guns were found on, but she said she didn’t know who they belonged to.

Since the guns couldn’t be traced by serial number due to their damage, they’ve been booked into evidence at BPD.

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