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Gun storage truck coming to downtown St. Louis

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This gun storage unit will be open in mid-July to allow those going to Cardinals' games to store their guns in a secure environment. Credit: KMOV This gun storage unit will be open in mid-July to allow those going to Cardinals' games to store their guns in a secure environment. Credit: KMOV
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

What may be the country’s first mobile gun storage unit will soon open in downtown St. Louis.

The truck, which will be parked at Paddy O’s during Cardinals’ games, is place where fans attending Cardinals' games can store their guns while they are inside Busch Stadium. Guns are not allowed inside the ballpark.

Police say many cars are broken into by suspects so they can steal guns.

In addition to guns, the truck will also store other valuables people do not want to leave inside their car.

The vehicle is a former delivery truck outfitted as an armored safe. Customers who use it will be given a waiver and a claim ticket while their items are stored inside the truck. Customers must pay between $10 and $15. Everything stored inside the truck will be insured, Hulsey says.

The idea was conceived by Justin Hulsey, a National Guard veteran, who has spent nine months working on the idea. He says there will be security around the truck.

“We have a Chase Security company, we created a whole security company, with officers licensed to carry firearms and batons to be able to protect the truck and people’s valuables. We can’t disclose how much security, but you will see a presence,” said Hulsey.

Hulsey came up with the idea after military veteran Chris Sanna was shot and paralyzed while walking to his car from Busch Stadium in September, 2015.

"Seeing Chris Sanna shot, I thought 'What can I do? What resources can I bring to the table on a civilian side and offer a service that makes them feel safe?" said Hulsey.

Hulsey said he has plans to make sure fans who have too much to drink do not hurt themselves or others if they come to retrieve their firearms after the game.

"When you sign that waiver, that's going to be in there. We hold 100 percent accountability if you show up and and you're impaired and not responsible, you're not going to get the gun back. It's going to be held and you're going have to pick it up the next day," said Hulsey.

Former St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch said he supports the idea of a mobile gun storage unit.

Hulsey plans to open the truck for a test run on July 15.

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