Cathedral City Police searching for man who tossed AR-15 rifle out of his car

Police are looking for a man they say threw a rifle from his car on Thursday night.

Cathedral City Police were called to the Santa Fe Restaurant a little before midnight after an employee saw a man with a gun, reports KESQ.

When the suspect saw police arrive, he got into a car and drove away onto Canyon Vista Road, then 33rd Avenue, where he fled on foot.

While walking the route, Police then found the AR-15 rifle,  according to KMIR.  They  believe the man threw from his car.