The uniforms and military ribbons belonging to a United States Marine were stolen out of his truck Wednesday night when he stopped in at Memphis barbecue joint while headed to Quantico, Virginia, for training.
Along with his uniforms, Roy Hundley’s Springfield XP40 handgun was stolen, as well as a Ka-Bar Knife, laptop, and radio, altogether worth several thousand dollars.
Hundley, who stopped at Central BBQ because he heard rumors of their excellent barbecue, said the thieves punched the lock cylinder out of his driver’s side door.
Hundley said he worked for more than a year acquiring everything for the uniforms, which he needed as a newly commissioned officer going for training.
Each uniform cost around $600 and Hundley said he just wants them returned, no questions asked. In the meantime, a Go Fund Me was started to collect donations for Hundley to get replacements. In two days, donations have already surpassed the original goal of $4,000 and currently hover at more than $7,000.
Hundley said he filed a police report before leaving the city, but there are no leads. He said he’s also concerned about the fact that his handgun is now on the streets.
[ Action News 5 ]