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Vintage WWI cannon swiped from outside Michigan VFW post

A Michigan Veterans of Foreign Wars post is working to track down a vintage World War I cannon swiped from outside its site.

A Veterans of Foreign Wars official in southwestern Michigan fears a stolen WWI cannon may be sold for its metal.

The vintage military hardware was hauled away earlier this week from outside VFW Post 1137 in Benton Township.

The building has been closed since October.

Post adjutant quartermaster Robert Williams says the cannon may be headed to a scrap yard and adds: "Who's going to put it in their yard?"

The 12- to 14-foot-long cannon has a heavy metal barrel, wooden wheel spokes and sat on a concrete slab. It had been displayed at the post since 1976.

Police says recycling and scrap yards will be notified to look out for the cannon.