Last week’s SHOT Show was a great success and truly one of the more unique shows I’ve attended. With over 65,000 in attendance, it was the second biggest of all time. The majority of exhibitors brought products that were not only new but also inventive reminding one that the firearms industry has some of the most creative minds working in any field.
Yet, while the experience was almost entirely positive, there was at least one knucklehead at the show. This individual stole a Trijicon red dot optic and an American Defense MFG mount from a product display case.
What this thief didn’t realize is that there are about a bizillion cameras in Vegas. Well, he was caught on camera and when American Defense MFG made his photo public, it didn’t take that long for authorities to catch the suspect.
In a post on Facebook, American Defense MFG said that the “suspect has been arrested and charged,” also noting that “Las Vegas Metro PD and Century Security did an absolute jam up job!” The items were also recovered from the thief.
Crazy that someone would think that they could walk into SHOT Show, steal and get away with it. But criminals aren’t typically the sharpest tools in the shed. Hopefully he gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.