SAN ANTONIO -- Hunters hoping to enjoy the first day of dove season instead ended up using their guns on suspected car thieves.
The hunters were eating inside the T.G.I. Friday’s restaurant off of Loop 410 and Highway 151 on the West Side.
Police say they looked out the window and saw thieves breaking into their pickup truck. The smash-and-grab left glass shattered across the parking lot.
Officers say the hunters ran out of the restaurant and told the thieves to stop but by then, the suspects had stolen about five handguns and shotguns and jumped into an SUV.
Police say the hunters are conceal-carry permit holders and quickly took action: they pulled out the guns they were carrying and shot at the getaway car.
"They're reporting they fired at least four to five shots into the SUV vehicle,” Sgt. Steve Priori says. “It's unknown if anybody was hit."
Police are now looking for the suspects and their gold SUV. The vehicle should have bullet holes on the driver’s side.