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Cannon stolen from Old Fort

FORT WAYNE – Someone broke into a building at Historic Fort Wayne and took a cannon from its wooden cradle.

A Fort Wayne police officer was called Tuesday morning to the complex at 1201 Spy Run by a volunteer who had been checking the area and noticed the port was open where the cannon had been stored.

The officer reported that it appeared someone also got into the upper level of the structure and opened all the ports, unlatched the hatch on the roof and left the ladder leading up to the roof. The volunteer told the officer nothing else was missing.

The cannon weighs between 100 and 200 pounds, said Norman Gable, with the group.

“I simply hope whoever has it doesn't try to fire it,” he said.

Gable said those who fire the cannon undergo extensive training and that amateurs could hurt themselves or others. He said Historic Fort Wayne fires only blank loads, never projectiles.

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