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Thread: Worth Passing On

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    Ontario, Canada

    Worth Passing On

    This was posted on another quilt group and I think it is worth passing. Hope it is ok with this Board.
    Hi All,

    I am sad to say, that sometime between 9:40AM and 4:10PM today, November
    4th, someone cut the lock on the ball hitch of our trailer and removed
    it from the limited access parking compound at the George Brown
    Convention Center in Houston Texas.

    We have lost all the quilts and quilted items that were not on display,
    our tools, storage bins, customized crates, electrical equipment,
    lighting, tie downs etc. For us this is a severe setback. We will have
    to rent a U-Haul tomorrow to try and get our things home. We have filed
    a police report but we need the help of the public too!

    The trailer is a white 14' Trans American brand with a double axle (two
    wheels each side). IT has a back door that drops down into a ramp and a
    small side door on the passenger side near the front. The license plate
    is 76Z TCN.

    It is being treated as an auto theft by the Houston Police Department.
    If you should see this trailer or have any information that might help
    us find it, please call them!

    We will be busy tonight and tomorrow trying to secure a trailer to rent
    to bring our things home. The Convention Center is letting us leave
    things here overnight, but we are not sure if it will cost us anything
    or not. We have been able to get discarded boxes to pack a lot of our
    stuff and one of the longarm companies gave us their sewouts to wrap
    some of our fragile items.

    Thanks so much. I keep praying that the police will find our stuff and
    the trailer in one piece. Happy quilting!

    Ellen Munnich
    Last edited by PatriceJ; 11-07-2012 at 02:41 PM.

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    What a terrible thing to happen! Here's hoping the police will find the culprit!!!

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    I hope it is found and the thieves are prosecuted. So sorry for you.
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Yorkville, IL

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    Bump to bring this close to top so more people will read it. This happened to a decorative artists a few years ago, she almost quit her business due to the devastation it caused her. Happy to report she changed her mind and is back in business. Hope this doesn't make Ellen give up.

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    We had a similar incident back in the 70's. My brother's band had a trailer with their instruments stolen while they were eating at a restaurant. They found them all the next day at a pawn shop. They identified them by serial numbers, had the police report but still had to buy them back. Still it only cost them a couple hundred dollars to get their thousands of dollars worth and they were glad to be able to continue playing. Maybe this would help your theft.

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