‘Shoot the Mother F**ker’: South Carolina Gun Store Owner Opens Fire on 3 Burglars After They Drove Van Through Wall
The doors are open again at Guns and Ammo Gunsmith in North Augusta, but tire marks on the floor and an unfinished wall are daily reminders for owner Stephen Bayezes of one of the scariest moments of his life.
“It’s a haunting thought. It literally is a haunting thought when you see the tire tracks, you hear the tires,” he said. “Everybody assures you that you just did what you had to do to protect your family. They say it’ll heal over time, but when does time go away? It’s something that nobody ever wants to do.”
On Aug. 9, three men drove a van into the side of his store. It was a smash-and-grab robbery that set off an alarm and woke him from his sleep.