- Jul 29, 2001
That is exactly how I got my stolen guitar back. The thief tried to sell it to my friend who owns a music store. Unfortunately for the crook my friend had worked on my guitar and recognized it. So he wrote the jerk a phoney check, and when the guy went to the bank to cash it and found out the check was no good, he came back to the music store and a cop was waiting for him. The thief said that he owned the guitar since a certain date and my friend knew he was a liar because he had worked on it and had physical possession of the guitar when the thief said he had it. The cop took the guitar with him, but he had to let the thief go because when he called the precinct where my case was being handled they couldn't find my police report!!!! That's why you don't ever trust police. My guitar was also held in evidence for SIX MONTHS!!! What a bunch of bunglers.I know it is easy to talk retrospectively, but you should have "ordered" it from the crooked dealer then cancelled your payment once it was back with you where it belongs. After all, once these stolen goods are back with the rightful owner it would be more than difficult for the crooks to lay any claim on them.
Too late now though . . . whereabouts unknown. Unless you put some pressure on the dealer who sent it back to his buddy. He clearly IS NOT going to do the right thing while he thinks he doesn't have to. He might respond to some actual knock on the door type pressure though.