More than 200 guns stolen from shop during Hurricane Matthew

LONGS, SC (WMBF) A South Carolina gun shop owner says about 225 guns were stolen from his Longs shop in the middle of Hurricane Matthew.

While the owner of Five Star Guns is still struggling with being hit so hard during the storm, he’s worried these guns are definitely in the wrong hands.

“Broke the front doors, smashed the glass, and came in and just looted,” owner Daniel Huneycutt said.

Like many other businesses, Five Star Guns was without power throughout Hurricane Matthew.

A friend who went to check out a fallen tree outside noticed something was seriously wrong at the shop and called the owner to get there as soon as possible.

Huneycutt came upon a sight he is having trouble forgetting.

“Glass everywhere, guns thrown out on the floor that they missed and didn’t pick up, poured bleach over everything. Just made a mess of everything,” he said.

Huneycutt said the suspects came back a second time Sunday night and even though police were on scene already, they got away.

He is still having a hard time with it all and couldn’t help but wonder what else he could have done to protect the shop.

“I never knew the power, or the wind, would have gotten so hard or else I would have probably been here sleeping when they came,” he said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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