Cemetery worker charged with stealing $2,000 guitar from casket

Discussion in 'Stolen or Lost Gear Registry' started by ripoffriffs, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Dexter.Sinister

    Dexter.Sinister Still breathing Gold Supporting Member

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    Since this necrothread was resurrected for some reason...

    ...it is nobody's business what a guitar owner does with HIS guitar. If he wants it chipped and turned into fire-starter, that is his bidness. As for the Utilitarians among you that would rather remove his property rights and transfer them to "posterity"...no thanks and buzz off.

    I will not be burying my guitars. I hope my friends and family enjoy them. That is MY wish. I respect the wishes of others to dispose of their property as they see fit.
     
  2. SnidelyWhiplash

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    Amen!!! Isn't it amazing that some people feel they have the right,not to
    mention the unmitigated gall to tell other people how to live their lives.
    It's rather appalling.
     
  3. GGinMP

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    Technically, they're suggesting how people should "live" their death. :rimshot
     
  4. FretStyle.com

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    At least he will be able to practise his ghost bends now

    :rimshot
     
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  5. Redrooster01

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    To the ones that take the high morale ground I say good on him for rescuing a fine instrument and thumbs down to the rat that ratted on him.If only he had kept his mouth shut no one would have been the wiser. Its not as if he had pulled some gold teeth out of a corpse with a pair of pliers!LOL This stuff happens every day all over the world,out of sight out of mind,some people freak out when they so much as glimpse reality,try spending a day at a slaughter house.Now that is a reality check for the meat eating high morale mob.
     
  6. SnidelyWhiplash

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    :nuts
     
  7. Fretsalot

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    I don't care what the dictionary definition might be. My definition is

    Integrity: Doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

    Seems to be a woeful lack of it, anymore.

    Fretsalot/Scott
     
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  9. Jbonnet

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    Buried with your Guitar..
    Thats just plain stupid...
    It's made to be heard and if it was that important give it to some one that can actually play it ...

    But, the guy was a numb nut to steal it..
     
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  10. Yossi

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    I'm surprised to see this post come back from the dead.

    The cemetery worker committed a grave error. OK, so let's bury this thread once and for all.
     
  11. TheBuffalo

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    Serves him right for trying to hide that thing under ground honestly
     
  12. Keith Johns

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    Reading this post....I think there could be a lot of guitarists wishing that they had had the idea....after all an eternity is a long time not playing the guitar....why take the risk.... PLUS....it could be your wife's new husband that gets his hands on all your gear....the feckin bitch....
     
  13. gearmeup

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    You sir have problems :D
     
  14. time2kill

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    The deceased used to play very lively music on his Tele. Now he mostly plays Greatful Dead songs. lol.
     
  15. Dirtystranger

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    I plan on selling all my gear and using the money for hookers before I die.
     
  16. 2leod

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    This thread's been necro'd again? I wonder if we could be approaching some uncharted ground in number and history of necro-bumps.
     
  17. hank57

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    Zombies arise!! hmm...never mind
     
  18. Jay Bones

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    @bilbal Maybe a string going to a bell on the surface?

    Back in the middle ages, when medical science was still evil spirits, bad vapors, blood letting and leaches many people were misdiagnosed as being dead and mistakenly buried.

    This is where some of the vampire/ghoul myths come from, when a casket was opened and there were scratches on the inside of the lid they thought it was an undead trying to get out.

    Also where we get the term dead ringer.

    Reminds me of when my best friend's girl friend's mother died and they had her cremated. She opened the tin to transfer the cremains into a favorite ceramic urn her mother had made for the purpose of her final resting place.

    Pouring in the ashes, she saw a couple lumps that turned out to be teeth. Said she thought they were her mother's diamonds, which she was cremated with.

    There were NO DIAMONDS in the ashes! I told her they wouldn't have burned in the crematory fire, while the metals would have boiled off.

    She wasn't real bright, and didn't believe someone would have take the rings off her mother before putting her in.
     
  19. filtersweep

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    Sorry, but who is the victim of this 'crime? Up to 10years? Not saying its right, but how can you steal from a dead man? Who is the legal owner? Who is deprived of his ability to use his own property?

    Again- it is still wrong, but there are interesting legal definitions here.
     
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  20. massacre

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    Maybe he's Egyptian?
     

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