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Dec 31, 2013 8:36 PM by Janine Reyes

Hunter Hopes Thieves Return His Weapons

CORPUS CHRISTI -- An avid hunter is without his weapons tonight, after someone stole them right out of his truck parked in front of his home.

Now, he's hoping the thieves will have a change of heart and return the stolen guns.

"I saved my money and bought my first hunting rifle, I've been hunting since I was 16 years old," Roland Medrano told us Tuesday.

He showed us pictures of him holding that first hunting rifle back in November. He treasures it so much, he still used it often to hunt.

Monday night, while he went to visit his wife in the hospital, someone got into his truck and took that rifle along with another 243 Savage with a new scope given to him for Christmas and a Rossi 38 revolver.

Medrano worries what might happen if those three weapons get into the wrong hands.

"Especially the pistol, that can be concealed," Medrano said, "the only time I carry it is when I go out to the Ranch and I'm going to do some hunting, I take it with me and then bring it back."

The avid hunter has momentos from all his hunting adventures throughout his house, but now, he has nothing to hunt with.

"I'm hoping that they see me on TV and return the guns before they're arrested and maybe I'll just drop the charges," said Medrano.

Medrano says police did take fingerprints, so they do have some evidence.

But, if you have any information or if you saw anything near Abby Drive last night between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. give police a call.

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