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AK-47 Type Assault Rifle Recovered From Vehicle

By Kelli Saam
Chelsea KAY, @ChelseaKayTv
Published On: Jan 30 2013 09:01:57 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 30 2013 08:11:20 PM CST
REDDING, Calif. -

Redding Police found an AK-47 type assault rifle inside a vehicle early Wednesday morning.  Now they are looking for the driver.

It happened just before 2 a.m. Wednesday.  Police said an officer spotted a suspicious vehicle pulling out of the Twin View Mobile Home Park at 481 Twin View Boulevard.  When the officer turned his vehicle around to investigate, the suspect vehicle pulled back into the park.

The driver abandoned the blue 1979 Camaro and ran away.

A search of the vehicle turned up a fully loaded Romanian-made AK-47-type assault rifle and a second ammunition magazine.

We went back to the scene Wednesday afternoon, where we saw a baseball bat, several bandanas and masks on the front seats.

A resident of the mobile home park, who wants to remain anonymous, said his daughter came in and asked him if he heard what was going on outside and he told her no.

The resident said his daughter said she had heard someone running through the empty lot they were "hauling butt down over the bank."

Anyone with information is asked to call Redding Police at (530) 225-4200.