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Boys Find Handgun in Road

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What are the odds of finding a loaded gun on the side of a busy road in Miami, Oklahoma?

that's just what twelve year olds Tyler Step and Braxton Turner found when riding along Veterans Boulevard.

When they saw the handgun lying in the grass.

"You don't hardly ever see a gun on the side of the road," says Stepp.

 The boys did not pick up the gun or touch it.

"I was in front of him and we were going and we went down the hill and rode over here I almost ran it over and I was like look it's a gun and then we went back and looked at it and then we went back and told his step mom,"says Turner.

Their parents the called Miami Police.

Police officials say they traced the gun back to a man who was picking up trash when the pistol fell out of his pocket.

Officials say the two boys did everything correctly and commend them for not handling the gun themselves.

"It did have potential of being harmful you know if kids would have chose to play with the gun or discharge the gun it could have been very harmful," says Captain Thomas Anderson of the Miami Police Department. "Luckily for us they did the right thing and were responsible in the way they handed the gun or not handed the gun and it turned out very well for everybody."

The owner of the gun rewarded the boys with 50 dollars each.

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