Cannon stolen from Charleston treasure shop

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Maybe pirates took the bronze ship's cannon from the front of a Charleston store.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported Tuesday the owner of Galleons Lost reported someone took the 18th century cannon last week.

Owner Rich Mutschler said he put the gun out front about 9 a.m. Friday and it was gone 90 minutes later. Mutschler says he had put the cannon in front of the store for weeks and no one bothered it.

The store opened in April and offers pirate artifacts, art, shipwreck coins, gold doubloons, black pearls, gold treasure and fine jewelry.

Mutschler says the gun could be fired.

It is three feet long and weighs about 250 pounds. It's valued at $10,000.

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