Touché! Loved the story! A really happy ending that is so very rare these days.
Fuck that guy! But I'm damn glad you got your gear back!
I'm dismayed (but not surprised) that the cops took so long on such a slam-dunk case, but I understand the various issues that create that.
you should press charges anyway--the guy is obviously a repeat offender. Do society a favor.
Your experience reminds me of the joke about the guy who calls the cops, says "there's a burglar in my garage, come quick," but dispatch says they don't have anyone free at the moment.
Guy calls back, says "OK about that thief. I shot him." Ten seconds later there's 3 cop cars in his front drive and they arrest the burglar.
Cop says "I thought you said you shot him." Guy says to the cop, "I thought you said you didn't have anyone available to send."
That's really great detective work. Your friend is a good guy for sticking his neck out in a situation like that.
It's a one of a kind experience Matt, luck was on your side!
I'm just so glad you got your camera back. Ground glass can be replaced. The camera is a different story.
Incredible. Well done. When I read your introductory post, I thought you had little hope of getting it back.
Thank you all. I was a bit nervous about my friend going up to the house but it worked out almost like it was planned!
I had little hope as well and after spending hours distributing flyers to stores and pawn shops, as well as an hour dumpster searching the area, I was giving up hope.
You should have pressed charges any way. You would still have gotten the case back plus restitution for damages and expenditures for trying to recover it.