1 arrested after crooks steal 65+ guns from Dragonman's shooting range

At least one person has been arrested tied to a burglary of more than 65 guns at the Dragonman's shooting range and paintball park in Colorado Springs.

Camron Specht, 18, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary and his being held on a $100,000 bond for federal charges.

According to 11 News partner The Gazette, federal charges were pending on another suspect but isn't clear if that individual has been arrested yet.

This is a developing story and as more information becomes available this article will be updated.


Burglars got away with at least 65 guns after driving a truck through one of the buildings at the Dragonman's shooting range.

The Dragon Man himself, Mel Bernstein, called the burglars stupid for stealing from him.

"Around my area here, there's over 35 [surveillance} cameras and, you know, they really, really gotta be stupid to try and rob Dragonman's," he told 11 News reporter Kyla Galer.

Bernstein said the four crooks used one of his own work trucks to smash open his shop.

"Rammed it right through the gate and the garage door. ... We got them on video. Last night the cops were looking for them, and we know who did it."

In all, the thieves stole at least 40 handguns, more than 20 AR-15s and AK-47s, and one machine gun. coming out to at least $30,000 worth of firearms stolen. They also caused about $3,000 in property damage. The burglary happened around 7:30 Sunday night.

Bernstein is hopeful that law enforcement will get his guns back.

In the span of five days, more than 115 guns have been in the hands of criminals following both the Dragonman smash and grab and a similar burglary at a Thornton Cabela's where crooks drove a truck into the building to steal more than 50 firearms. There's no indication the thefts are related.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is investigating the Dragonman burglary. Bernstein said he is working with the ATF Monday to do inventory, so he can know for sure what was stolen.