Shit, the dumbass didn't even pick a good gun to steal.... who the hell wants a Taurus 24/7?
Seriously though, that really sucks for the guy involved. I have met a few people FTF and never had to deal with anything but great people.
The time I met up with a guy at Walmart in Waco at about midnight on a Saturday night to buy my LMT. He pulled up and I noticed he had his wife and two young kids with him(young enough to both be in car seats).
Granted, he turned out to be a great guy and the transaction went smoothly, but I couldn't help but think that it seemed like a bad idea to bring young kids along to that type of transaction, for reasons like this situation.
Another time I went along with a friend when he sold an AR to someone on TGT. We met at Walmart in the middle of the day, and the guy was checking out the rifle, working the action, etc. All of a sudden some older dude pulls up in a Tahoe and starts asking what we are doing, "That thing better not be loaded!"
When I told him that it was a FTF gun sale, and totally legal in Texas, he continued to look at us as if we were criminals, and sat there for about 10 minutes just staring.
He was either LEO, or a CHL guy lookin' to get involved and be a hero.