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Stolen Eastman *RECOVERED* - Duluth,, MN

Postby Big Francis » Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:19 pm

Don't know the kid or what model Eastman it is (you can see the engraving if you zoom in). Saw it on the TV's website
This UMD is the University of Minnesota Duluth

https://www.wdio.com/news/stolen-tuba-u ... ?cat=10335" target="_blank

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Re: Stolen Eastman - Duluth,, MN

Postby bloke » Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:56 pm

journalist wrote:...someone had broken into his car.


yup.

Please don't leave stuff in your cars, friends.
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Re: Stolen Eastman - Duluth,, MN

Postby bort » Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:08 pm

Duluth is not a particularly large place, nor is there much else around that part of the state. It's beautiful, just not highly populated. And a lousy place for a thief to try and convert a stolen tuba into cash. My guess is that if a thief wanted to pawn this, they'd drive the 2 hours to the Twin Cities and unload it down here. I hope the kid gets his tuba back, or at the least, that it was covered by insurance. :tuba:

bloke wrote:
journalist wrote:...someone had broken into his car.


yup.

Please don't leave stuff in your cars, friends.


20+ years ago, a Baltimore-area professional, Ed Goldstein, had his (original) Holton 6/4 CC stolen from his van, directly after leaving a ragtime ensemble performance at my High School. He got it back within a few days, the police recovered it from a pawn shop. Out of gratitude, he stopped by the police station to play a few tunes for them.

Anyway, this stuff doesn't just happen to kids... :|
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Re: Stolen Eastman - Duluth,, MN

Postby bloke » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:35 pm

after-rehearsal or between-rehearsals meals:

> We never leave our stuff in the hall, regardless of all epic promises of "security".
(If ~I~ can walk in the the stage door - or some overlooked/unlocked door, grab my tuba, and leave without anyone seeing/questioning me, ANYONE can.)

> We CHOOSE where we eat by WHERE we can sit IN RELATION TO where we can park our car(s) and/of IF there is SOME sort of place INSIDE the establishment where we can place our instruments.

I live in a RURAL area, and about 1/3 mile off the highway. In the past, I've left chainsaws (etc.) laying around - even when out-of-town (have eliminated those bad habits, fwiw)...but - chainsaw, etc. aside...Mrs. bloke has NEVER EVER allowed me to leave ANY of my tubas out in the car (even if locked) in our OWN carport. Even though my chainsaws are NOT "dept. store" chainsaws (are pro-grade) ALL of those can be replaced far more easily than ANY of the tubas.
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Re: Stolen Eastman - Duluth,, MN

Postby opus37 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:11 pm

You'll be happy to hear that he got his horn back. It does have some damage, but he got it back. I don't think they found who took it.
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