Police find a rifle that fell from a man’s pickup in Acton, Ont.

Police have found a hunting rifle that fell off a man’s pickup as he was driving in the Acton area sometime Monday afternoon.

Halton Regional Police say a man accidentally left the unloaded rifle in a camouflage box in the back of his vehicle at 6 p.m. 12:30 Monday and went for a walk.

He traveled through Poplar Avenue, Maria Street, Church Street East, on to Main Street North and Wallace Street.

He then walked on MacDonald Boulevard, Churchill Road North and No. 32 Sideroad.

The gun fell off the vehicle between 12.30pm and 1.30pm on Monday.

The owner then called police to report that the gun was missing.

“Officers searched the route the owner was driving but were unable to locate the firearm, a Remington 783 rifle,” police said in a news release.

There was no ammunition in the rifle case.

Officers found the gun Tuesday morning and thanked the public for their help in finding it.

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