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    Stolen Camera Alert: Roleiflex Automat & Pentax Super Program

    A case full of camera gear was stolen from my car last night.
    Car was parked inside the garage. The person or persons entered the garage and rifled the car.
    Location stolen: Erie, Pa - Neighborhood near Erie Airport

    Stolen items include:
    Roleiflex Automat TLR and leather carry case.
    Pentax Super Program 35mm SLR -- 50mm f-2 automatic aperture lens.
    Pentax motor drive for above.
    Gossen Luna Pro handheld light meter and leather carry case.
    Black Pelican case with cube foam insert. -- Name and phone number inscribed on case in white letters.

    All serial numbers are recorded. Photos of each item on record.
    Police report filed with local police. Above information included in report.
    Since this occurred inside an occupied structure, the charges will also include B&E/Burglary.
    Serial numbers have been entered into stolen goods database.

    Will be watching Ebay, Craigslist ,et. al.

    Cash reward will be paid for return or information leading to return.
    Prefer to resolve this situation without further involvement from the police.

    Contact:
    Randy Stankey
    E-mail address of record at APUG.org or PM.

    Thanks,

    Randy S.
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    Sorry to hear about by your loss.

    Jeff

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    What the F--- is wrong with people. That's just aweful.

    ToddB

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    Hey Randy-

    I do hope you get your stuff back. In case it takes a while, or you don't, I'd like to offer up any of the cameras/lenses in my recent thread, here, and a meter: Bower TK-79, Weston model 853, or Gossen Lunasix (original), I would like to send them to you. Send me a PM if interested.

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    Sorry to hear this, Randy. What a terrible thing to experience.

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    Thanks for the moral support.

    At first, it didn't really bother me a whole lot, except for being a pit pissed off.
    Maybe I could have done things differently but I thought, "Theives are thieves." They steal stuff no matter what.

    I came home after work and discovered that somebody had unscrewed the flood light bulbs in the motion sensor fixture above the garage door. That started me thinking about it.

    Now I am sitting in front of the computer, printing out photos and making lists of serial numbers.
    Tomorrow and the next day, I'll have to go around to the pawn shops and second hand stores. Already talked to the owner of one pawn shop. He was pretty helpful. But, as I'm doing all of this, I'm starting to feel all sorts of pissed off. Dammitt! I've got enough crap to deal with. I don't need this!

    I just went outside and smoked a cigarette and, now, I'm ready to go to bed. Logically, I know this shouldn't bug me so much but it does.

    I probably shouldn't say this because it will set off all kinds of flame wars but I'll say it anyway.
    I just, now, loaded a full magazine of ammo in my AR-15. It will be under the bed when I go to sleep.
    It shouldn't make any difference whether it's in the rack, where it normally gets stored, which is only ten feet away or two feet away, under the bed but it just makes me feel better. I'll put it away in the morning.

    I went out to shoot pictures with another camera, this evening but I only shot half a roll of crap.
    This shouldn't bother me. I don't know why it does.
    I just need some time to process.
    Randy S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Worker 11811 View Post
    ...

    Logically, I know this shouldn't bug me so much but it does.

    ...

    This shouldn't bother me. I don't know why it does.
    I just need some time to process.
    Yes, it should bug you. That is normal and justified. Sure, it would be nice to be so able to thing, "it's just stuff and stuff is replaceable" but that isn't normal.

    Put the gun away. You can't shoot someone for stealing stuff anyway (as tempting as it may be).

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    I won't be shooting anybody who isn't trying to shoot me first.
    It's already back in the rack.

    Besides, shootin' is too good for him. It'd be a waste of a good bullet.


    The thing that pisses me off is the tacit expression that, for some reason, I'm not supposed to be pissed off.
    I get asked all these questions like, "Was it locked?" "Where was it parked?" "Why was your camera in the car?" It's like people are saying I'm not allowed to be upset because its my fault. Well that's BS, I say! I shouldn't have to live in a locked down fortress be cause of some thieving dirtbag!

    Yeah, it's just a stupid hunk of metal but its MY stupid hunk of metal.
    It won't be sellable in this town. I know all the people at all the stores that sell second hand cameras. Word has already gone out to all the camera clubs. Nobody who would be capable of using those cameras would buy them. Photos and serial numbers are already on the street. Those cameras are hot!

    The best thing for the dirtbag who took them to do would be to drop them on my doorstep in the middle of the night because, if they are caught, they're going to the slammer.

    I'm still pissed off, though...
    Randy S.

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    FOUND IT ON EBAY!

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vtg-Rolleifl...item2ec8f2dc38

    Serial number matches. Location is my hometown. I know my stuff by sight.

    Already called the cops. They're working on it.

    PSYCHED!!
    Randy S.

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    AWRITE!!! I was going to be scanning CL for the gear, glad to see you might be getting it back soon.
    Rick A
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