I went to the gun range on Saturday and fired a bunch of different calibers of stuff. I always clean up my lane area before I shoot and police it afterward to account for all my brass. Upon getting ready to leave, I found that I did not have any 45LC brass. Even though I had fired over 200 rounds of it. It was then I noticed a guy going around the range picking up brass and throwing back some of it back and putting the rest in a canvas bag. I suspected him of taking my brass. So, I asked him about it and he got very abusive while stating he could keep what he "foiund". I told him that until I left, all my fired brass was mine and he couldn't have it. If he had it I wanted it back and that I would complain to the range owner who is a friend. He asked me what I was looking for. I told him it was the 45LC brass. And he said that good brass can bring a good price online that I should pay him for it. He opened his canvas bag which was full of various pistol caliber brass. So, I went to get the manager who told the guy that he did not allow people to take any brass but from their own lane. When he asked the guy what he was shooting and on which lane, the guy admitted he hadn't been shooting at all. The manager dumped out the guy's bag on the counter, gave him his bag and told him not to come back. I picked out my 45LC brass from the mountain of brass there and left with my other stuff. I'm wondering if this stealing of brass is going to become more common with the current scarcity of components and prices going up. I'm really bothered by the almost complete unavailability of primers. But this guy was there just to steal brass to sell online. Has anyone else ever seen that? I sometimes pickup "strange" brass when I police my lane before shooting. But there's less and less to pickup these days, too. Especially in rifle lanes.