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

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

  1. negative.feedback

    negative.feedback Member

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    I'd like to be buried with a guitar but it only needs to be a "serviceable" guitar. Nothing fancy or expensive. Cause, you know, cause I'm DEAD.
     
  2. Dishoduc

    Dishoduc Member

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    What a visual...
     
  3. Darkburst

    Darkburst Member

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    Thanks for the tip on where to score a sweet ‘68 Les Paul Jim! ;)
     
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  4. 50centmillionaire

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    Personal wishes are personal wishes. Hey Mr. Rock-n-roll Chuck berry took his beloved guitar to his grave as well. Look at the you tube footage of his funeral and you will see his favorite ax mounted to the inside of the caskets lid. I had put some thought to this topic myself. possibly wanting to have one of mine with me but I have decided to hand them to my Son, grandson and other family members and perhaps a local schools music department. After all they are made to be played. As for the thief in the story. Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.
     
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  5. mydayisgood

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    Hooweee, I'm diggin' that ol' '68!
     
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  6. Mickey_C

    Mickey_C The Original Racketeer Gold Supporting Member

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    Here's what I gleaned from this mess:

    Look for the tomb of Randall Jourdan, of Oneida, Wisconsidn, who died Sept 19, 2019, at age 67, and is buried in the Allouez Catholic Cemetery's mausoleum in Green Bay, WI. The map is linked. Conveniently there is a UPS ship store right on the corner.

    Inside is this Fender Telecaster (taken from the online article):

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    Finder's keepers.

    :)
     
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  7. toddincharlotte

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    DIG!
     
  8. Chuck Snider

    Chuck Snider Supporting Member

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    Probably not the first time this dude took something from a coffin when no one was looking..
     
  9. 2leod

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    An 8 year old zombie thread that shows up again just after Halloween - that's what I dig!

    Well played...
     
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  10. GusFowler

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    To insist that fine things be buried with you is pagan in the worst way, like Pharoahs and Chinese Emperors who had golden chariots and slaves entombed. The thief could have gotten away with it if he had substituted a cheap guitar of the same type. Too bad he was a dumb grave robber.
     
  11. Tootone

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    Some people want to remain tight as a gnats ass even when they're dead.
     
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  12. MrAstro

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    I just got a like for a post I made in this thread in 2013 - I thought it was long dead and buried.
     
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  13. NicDo

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    Maybe, but I don't think a lot of people like to take important things into the ground. Usually if it's important to you, it's worth passing down or selling.
    Totally wrong to go against anyone's last wishes.
    It also seems child-like to want to be buried with anything of value.
     
  14. VintagePlayerStrat

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    The Red Violin, but with a Tele. haha.
     
  15. fenderjapan

    fenderjapan World Heavyweight Champion Silver Supporting Member

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    While I wouldn't personally want to be buried with a guitar, obviously this is inexcusable.
     
  16. Bluesz09

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    I agree with tamader74. it’s a down right shame that an employee from a funeral home or any place that serves as a final resting place for the dead.
    there is one thing that is for certain. Neither one of us know what happens when we leave earth. So maybe just maybe he will want and need the guitar. He may have some plans. We don’t know. This topic is actually one that can be very sensitive.
     
  17. Emigre

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    I like the idea of being buried with my favourite Strat.

    As well as my harem of concubines.
     
  18. Balok

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    I would have done the right thing and left a check for $2k in the casket.
     
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  19. hardbob

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    Irony: It was MIM
     
  20. walkthewalk

    walkthewalk Silver Supporting Member

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    Perhaps a Telecaster in a nice cinnabar finish would discourage any grave robbers, or at very least make them regret their greed :p
     

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