Burglary at Gun Show
In & Out, 32 seconds http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/surveillance-shows-teens-stealing-weapons-orlando-/nmyBk/
From an attendee
"I had a couple of tables at this show, and my business has been at every Orlando Gun show for the past three years. There was not a lot of information released to vendors, but to clarify a couple of points....
First, there was more than one vendor hit. Second, the vendors were told that security had been cut back for this show, and that there was only one guard. I can't authoritatively confirm that, but one of the guys who works for the show told that to another vendor in my presence.
I don't believe FHP was present at the show at all -- a buddy of mine supervises the unit that works the shows and I didn't see him or his officers at all.
One of the guys who sells ammo near us was really pissed because he had left his locked trailer full of ammo at the show based on assurances by some of the local cops about how well-guarded the show always is. His trailer was broken into and cases of ammo were taken. One of the cases broke, and some of it was found in a wooded area adjoining the fair grounds. So even before the video was released, suspicion had focused on the locals. A couple were wandering around the show Saturday, and the same ones were back Sunday.
BTW, the guy that owns Shoot Straight is the same guy that bought the Orlando Gun Show. He bought Sun Coast Shows last year and just purchased Orlando in the last few months.
The locals have been a problem in the past. Last year, a group of 60-or-so youths swept through the vendors' parking lot and started smashing windows and stealing stuff. The police launched a massive operation to drive them out of the area using multiple cars and a helicopter. It was impressive to watch a chevron of police cars corral and push back a small army of "youths." I asked one of the FHP guys about the strategy and he said their primary concern wasn't the break-ins; it was keeping the kids separated from the vendors, several of whom were ready to start shooting.
The whole thing was really played down locally."