Man charged for stealing firearm from gun show

Man charged for stealing firearm from gun show

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Austin police have charged a man they said stole a firearm from a vendor at a gun show.

According to police, Avery Bouldin-Whiting swiped a silver revolver from a display table at the Texas Premier Gun Show, while his accomplice distracted the gun owner. Bouldin-Whiting quickly left the table and walked to the restroom.  A witness followed him and alerted gun show staff.

The witness told staff that he believed Bouldin-Whiting stuffed the gun in his pants.

Officers detained Bouldin-Whiting as he was walking towards the exit. The gun was located in Bouldin-Whiting's back pocket.

Bouldin-Whiting was charged with theft of firearm, a state jail felony.

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