A 19-year-old Florida man faces grand theft charges after trying to steal an assault rifle from a gun store … by shoving it down his pants!
Surveillance video captured inside Public Pawn and Gun in Davie, Florida, shows Marlon Alvarez sizing up an AK-47 before stuffing it down his pants and tucking it underneath his sweater.
Eventually, Alvarez changes his mind and swaps it out for a different assault rifle. When he starts walking out of the store, the owner notices him limping with the weapon down his pant leg.
The video shows the owner tackle Alvarez and manage to retrieve the nearly $900 rifle.
Alvarez ran away, but was apprehended by police a block away. He was charged with grand theft and is being held on $25,000 bond.
Ahh Davie people. Interesting mix of nice family home owners and red necks. Marlon Alvarez is clearly an idiot but then again what gun store lets you pick up guns in an isle where its not like strapped down or anything? Im almost 99% sure ive been inside Public Pawn and Gun before and they didn’t even have enough space to smuggle a .22 revolver none the less to hide in a corner while shoving a semi automatic assault rifle down your pants. To his credit if no one in person saw him then he’s not half bad at stealing guns. I mean when he got his Miami sweater over it i could hardly notice he had a gun in his pants.
Guy woulda fooled me probably walking out the door.