A three-foot-tall safe that was stolen from an Elks Lodge in Ashville on New Year's Day has been found abandoned near Phoenix. The safe was discovered by a passer-by off Griffin Creek Road between Phoenix and Jacksonville. No indication how it got there and authorities are continuing to review surveillance video and other evidence to try to determine who took it. The safe reportedly empty when it was found. Officers say it looked as though someone had tried to bash it open with a hammer.