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Man reels in rifle while fishing at Texas lake

Posted at 12:12 PM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 13:12:18-04

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — It's not the usual catch of the day.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that a man who was fishing on Saturday at a North Texas lake reeled in something unusual: a semi-automatic rifle.

Police say the man had been fishing with relatives at Lake Arlington, about 13 miles west of Fort Worth, when he caught a Galil ACE rifle on his hook.

After reeling in the weapon, the man went to a park in Fort Worth and called police.

Authorities took possession of the weapon and now have it in their property room.


Information from: Fort Worth Star-Telegram,