Phelps said he doesn’t know how someone made off with the cannon, which was behind a low red-brick wall on three pedestals.
The sheriff’s office has handled stolen-gun cases before, but this is the first stolen cannon that Phelps is aware of.
Actually, the headline as well as the parts I excerpted are misleading. It wasn’t a real civil war cannon. It was a scale-model replica. The Police said they don’t even know what it was made of.