In December, 2015, we reported how a Burien Police officer lost a semi-automatic rifle that fell out of the back of his patrol SUV that had stopped to deploy spike strips during a pursuit.

The King County Sheriff’s Office even offered a $1,000 reward for the missing rifle at the time.

Turns out that the lost Bushmaster XM15-E2S was recently found in the apartment of a two-time felon, and The Seattle Times has an excellent story about its mysterious discovery.

“What is clear is that police records, emergency-dispatch audio, witness accounts and charging documents that outline the rifle’s journey make for a strange tale.”

Read the full story by Evan Bush here.