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Texas Web developer finds military weapon on his property

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Jarrette Schule was out cutting down trees on his property in Texas earlier this week when he stumbled upon what looked to be -- even to his untrained eye -- a missile launcher.

"I don't know if it fell out of something or if somebody just dumped it," Schule told the San Antonio Express-News. "There's some crazy whitetail hunters around here. Maybe they're going overboard?"

Schule, 34, is a Web application developer at Orion Marketing Group in San Antonio.

His next move after spotting the weapon may not have been straight out of a military manual, but he decided to pop the thing into his truck and bring it home, rather than leave it out there for who knows what terrorist to find. Then he started making phone calls -- FBI, local police, even Homeland Security -- the results of which might have been amusing were it not for the fact that he had a missile launcher on his hands.

Read the story for all the run-around details. On his blog, the Express-News reporter also has a video interview with Schule and interesting details about how he went about the task of trying to determine whether the missile launcher was, in fact, a missile launcher.

Oddly enough, stumbling across an unattended missile launcher is not as uncommon of an event as you might imagine.

In August 2007, a fellow in Orlando swapped a missile launcher -- that he said he had found -- for a pair of sneakers as part of a "Kicks for Guns" program. (Air Jordans?)

A month earlier, a New Jersey woman wandered out of her house one fine morning and found such a weapon nestled in the grass on her front lawn.

And, finally, if you want to see what kind of firepower Schule lugged home in his truck, check out this video.

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