PHOENIX — A homeowner in the Valley dug up a tree recently and found something unexpected -- a duffle bag filled with rusted guns buried beneath it, according to a tweet from the Phoenix Police Department.
Police said there were rusted rifles and handguns inside the duffle bag. Photos shared on the Phoenix Police Department's Twitter account showed at least two rifles and two handguns, as well as some magazines.
The situation happened on Sunday at a home near 83rd Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road, a police spokesperson said.
The guns were given to Phoenix police who will now determine if any of the guns were involved in any crimes.
Homeowners in a valley home were digging a hole for a tree when they dug up more than they asked for! They found a duffle bag with rusted rifles and handguns inside. They called #PHXPD and gave them to detectives, who will investigate if these firearms were used in any crimes. pic.twitter.com/3EKouHHtpr— Phoenix Police (@PhoenixPolice) February 23, 2021
The homeowners declined media interviews, according to a police spokesperson.
No other details were released.