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Old 09-10-2003, 11:34 PM
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I Got My Prop Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A couple of weeks ago I had my prop stolen. Asking for the boards help, I posted a thread with the slim chance that it might turn up a lead. Turn up a lead was an understatement! Board member "robyw1" and later member "Vyper340" both found an ebay auction. http://cgi.aol.ebay.com/ebaymotors/w...tem=2430533366 Anyways, Vyper did a little leg work for me and found that the seller lived close to where the prop was stolen. The police did some more work and found that he had stolen at least 12k in props! 10k in one weekend alone! Some of these have already been sold on ebay. He was working in conjunction with a friend of his who was about to be arrested when I left. Left? Yep, I got to participate in his arrest! I bought the prop off of ebay with the hunch that it was mine. The seller and I agreed on meeting in Oshkosh and we got things set up with the detective. The detective rode in my truck and stood around while I inspected the prop. I had told the cops that I could identify the prop by a small nick that was in the blade. The problem is that the nick had been sanded out by the thief. Luckily the hub was still in the prop and I could tell that the hub was definitely mine! He was proudly arrested, cuffed and read his rights. After about 10 minutes of parking lot interrogation, he was singing like a bird! Admitted to stealing my prop and all the others! Even fingered his friend! Told the cops were to find the props the money, every thing! Whohoo!
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btw-IF there is any reward money, I vow to split it between the three of us.
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OSO to the rescue. Good for you!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-11-2003, 12:47 AM
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WOO HOO! CONGRATS
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SWEET DEAL!!!! Awesome!! Did you get to rough him up a bit?



12K in props? Just curious, how many they thought this was. 30-35?
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Cord, BTW, great feedback you left for the dip**** , I think he is done with E-Bay for a while
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You're lucky, many other people won't get their stolen property back.
I just bought a prop off E-Bay at an incredible price but when I started reading this topic I got worried. Then I realized the guy I bought mine from is in California.

I bought a used once, still in the original box, 21" Laser II for 150.00 (I was the only bidder). It arrived yesterday and its condition was exactly as described.....perfect. No nicks, dents, scratches or blemishes. Can't wait to try it.
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Cord, that is great! Nice work
Nice work Roby and Vyper as well/
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