A Beaufort County Public Works employee mowing the grass near the on-ramp to U.S. 278 West at Okatie Highway saw something black in the tall grass and stepped off his lawnmower.
It was a black, 9 mm Hi-Point rifle, Model 995, that was recovered Aug. 16, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report.
There were two bullets in a magazine and one in the chamber.
And it was stolen — the report said the Atlanta Police Department had entered the gun into the National Crime Information Center database.
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The Sheriff’s Office contacted the Atlanta police about the discovery, the report said.