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A Rock Hill man said someone stole a loaded gun from his car while it was parked at the business valet deck at Charlotte Douglas International Airport.
The alleged crime comes just weeks after a new valet company took over.
The airport made Park Inc. leave a month before its contract was up because of a long history of thefts from vehicles and workers taking joyrides in cars.
AmeriPark hired some Park Inc. workers and has only been in charge for a month, but the same problem is resurfacing.
A traveler returned to his car on Tuesday at the business valet deck and said someone stole a gun from inside the vehicle.
The report said it was a Ruger 38-caliber handgun loaded with five rounds of ammunition worth $400.
It doesn't say if the car was locked or if it was parked by the traveler or a valet at curbside.
“It seems like there is a lot of security and a lot of people,” said Cheryl Rosso, a traveler. “I am sort of shocked.”
Another traveler, Linda Ramsey, said, “I’ve left shopping items, electronics and never had an issue.”
AmeriPark took over the valet service in June and promised to use tracking devices on employees and customers’ keys to better secure vehicles and valuables.
It’s not clear if that technology is working yet or could have prevented this theft.
The previous valet company complained about a lack of security cameras at the deck.
The airport would not comment on security issues, including whether any cameras are going to be installed.
While she's had no problems, Ramsey questions people who leave expensive items or dangerous ones like guns in their cars at the airport.
“I don’t know why you would bring a gun to a place like this. That is a bigger issue,” Ramsey said.
An AmeriPark manager did not return phone calls from Eyewitness News and a worker at the valet desk hung up on anchor Scott Wickersham.
The airport's response is that AmeriPark reported the incident to police quickly and is working with investigators.
A 9-year-old boy is home with his family nearly one month after he was struck by lightning.
Khye Felder was playing on a track at Johnson C. Smith University when the storm hit.
Read our past coverage: Child rushed to hospital after lightning strike
Although the shy boy didn't have many words for the hoard of cameras, Khye’s family is just happy he's talking.
“Every doctor we take him to, they're just like, ‘In my 30 years of practice I’ve never seen anyone recover like this,’” said mother Trina Felder.
Chopper 9 Skyzoom was over the track at on June 25, shortly after police and medic responded to reports of a lightning strike.
Khye was at the field with his family, practicing javelin, when seemingly out of nowhere there was a loud clap.
His mother found Khye lying unresponsive on the field, much of his clothes and shoes burned.
“I’m running towards him, you know, just like he's going to get up by the time I get there. It's just hard to imagine,” Trina Felder said.
Channel 9 heard from one of the officers who responded and helped save Khye's life.
“Obviously it turned out well and we're extremely happy and you couldn't have asked for a better outcome,” he said.
While you can call Khye a survivor, his siblings are already working up another nickname. They said it was between Bolt and Mr. Lightning.
His family said in the last month he has gone from not walking or talking to running around just like any other 9-year-old.
Khye still suffers from some hearing loss, but with his quick recovery so far his family expects that to return as well.
One of the men who accused a high school wrestling coach of sexually abusing him told jurors Thursday the coach asked for his help to commit suicide.
Scott Goins is on trial, charged with forcing three of his former wrestlers to have sex with him.
A former wrestler said Goins knew police were investigating him.
He said the coach was wracked with guilt and asked to meet him for lunch.
“I will never forget the statement, "----, you are going to have to shoot me,” the accuser said.
He said Hoins believed suicide was the best way out, but he needed this wrestler’s help.
“He told me though I can't kill myself so you are going to have to help me because I will go to hell if I do,” he said. “And I committed these acts against you so you are the one who should do it.”
He said Goins forced him to have sex when he was 15 years old.
“Let's face it. Did I want my parents to know that the man that they trusted for years did all these things to me,” he said.
He said Goins decided strangulation would be the best option so in April of last year they went into the woods at Posten Park in Lowell.
“I remember him saying, ‘Take care of my family,’ and I said I will. And he said, ‘I was talking to God not you,’” he said.
He remembers wrapping the rope around his coach's neck and watching him struggle for air.
They agreed the choke should last eight minutes, but the wrestler stopped shortly after Goins passed out.
“Whether it be a sign from God that I left or the devil staring me in the face, I don't know which one it was,” he said.
The defense attorney said Goins was lured to Posten Park and he wasn't there for an attempt at an attempted suicide.
During pretrial motions, the defense attorney said the wrestler should be charged.
"He faces potential prosecution for attempted murder,” said attorney Brent Ratchford.
The defense attorney believes charges against the accuser were dropped in exchange for his testimony in this trial.
He said Goins had no memory of the attack and didn't know what happened until this accuser told police.
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