N.O. man tried to pawn Civil War-era cannon, cops say

Stanley Hurlee has seen his share of odd sales through the years at his Metairie scrap yard.

Yet last week, something didn’t seem right when a man pulled up, eager to sell a hefty haul of brass and bronze.

The mountain of metal inside the man’s vehicle was 8 inches in diameter, a couple of feet long, and weighed in at about 225 pounds, Hurlee recalled. When he examined it closer, the veteran scrapman found a serial number and a nameplate too, noting its origins back in 1863.

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  1. Jeff Wallace says:

    My only question is how in the world did he load it by himself? I’m a reenactor and have done an artillery impression before and I know 1st hand that it takes 2 people just to move a small cannon when it’s on it’s limber.

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