High Point police find stash of guns buried along Bicentennial Greenway

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- It’s a popular place for families, but someone made a frightening discovery while walking along the Bicentennial Greenway on the north side of High Point.

Monday evening, High Point police found guns and ammunition buried in the ground.

They say that a man was walking his dog along the when he discovered it and called police.

"[He] just happened to look over and said he saw what he thought was a rifle with a scope on it and got to look a little closer and found a black powder rifle,” said Lt. Chris Weisner.

"But all the items were fairly rusted. Probably had been out there well over a year if not two years,” he went on to say.

Police discovered two shotguns, black powder ammo and parts and a magazine to another gun.

"I was shocked. Shocked to hear this. You know I’ve been running here since 2007,” said Clifford Wilson, a frequent walker of the trail.

"When I’m out here I’m totally safe. You know, even with the snakes and the turtles,” said David Trapp, who trains his soccer players near the greenway.

Police don't know who these guns belong to as of now. They say they are probably going to have tough time getting the serial numbers off of the guns because of the rust from over time.

However, if you do stumble across something like this, their advice is to call your local authorities.

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