• Gun thieves strike at Central Florida Fairgrounds gun show


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Police are searching for several guns, including a high-powered pistol, stolen during a gun and knife show in Orlando.
    One man said there was very little security at the Central Florida Fairgrounds on West Colonial Drive during the weekend gun show. Ammunition was stolen from his car.
    Fairgrounds officials told Channel 9's Jeff Deal that people who run the gun show did have two more officers than they required for an event. They said that undercover officers often work the event.
    Most of the guns were stolen from cars in a city-owned parking lot that isn't technically part of the fairgrounds.
    "It pretty much ruined my whole day," said Daniel McNaughton.
    Thieves broke a window on McNaughton's car and stole 100 rounds of ammunition.
    Three other cars were also hit.
    Investigators said the thieves made off with four handguns.
    Inside the gun show, a vendor reported that an AR-15 pistol was stolen as he helped another customer.
    Police said thefts of the type experienced over the weekend haven't been an issue in the past.
    Fairgrounds officials said the gun show hires two off-duty Orlando officers to work it along with two Florida Highway Patrol troopers.
    Fairgrounds officials hire two officers as well.
    Officials said they have six surveillance cameras but just one is inside where the vendors are set up.
    Police said having the guns on the streets is a concern, especially since whoever took them has already committed a crime.
    "Hopefully they'll try to pawn those and they'll get taken off the street, but you never know," said McNaughton.

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