South Carolina man hoarded more than 7,000 stolen weapons, deputies say

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CHESTERFIELD, SC – People have been known to hoard anything from trash to animals.

But lawmen in South Carolina stumbled upon a hoarder who’s a real pistol.

A real pistol hoarder, that is.

We’re talking thousands and thousands of guns and other goodies.

"There's like 150 chainsaws, probably 250 to 300 taxidermy mounts, somewhere between 7,000 and 10,000 stolen weapons," said Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks.

Deputies first went to Brent Nicholson’s house to serve a subpoena for another case.

And that’s when they discovered his stash, which has neighbors like Rusty Fender asking a lot of questions. "What was you thinking? Why was you collecting that many firearms? What was you planning on doing with them? I mean was you planning on starting a riot?”

Sheriff Brooks has a simpler answer. "Looks like he's just a gun hoarder to be honest with you."

Yeah, people do a lot of things. Hoarding stolen weapons and ammo, not so much.

Investigators are going through Nicholson’s warehouse and liquor store to inventory all the stolen goods and figure out who owns them and how to return them.

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