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Guitar Stolen From Lamb Of God At Phoenix, AZ Show Surfaces On Online Marketplace


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Last week saw a guitar belonging to Lamb Of God‘s guitarist Willie Adler and a bass belonging to his bandmate John Campbell stolen from the band’s semi during the setup for their show at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, AZ on May 02nd. Adler himself took to social media to vent on the theft and raise awareness about the stolen instruments, while also sharing a suspicion that it may have been an inside job.

It is now being reported that Adler‘s stolen guitar showed up three days after the theft on the online marketplace service OfferUp in a listing posted in the Phoenix, AZ area. While both the police and Adler were contacted about the listing, the guitar was not successfully retrieved. A fan of the band also attempted to meet up with the seller under the guise of purchasing the guitar with intentions to indulge to in fact indulge in some vigilante behavior, but the seller apparently got cold feet.

According to a report on Phoenix New Times, the local police have confirmed that the guitar did indeed show up on the service and that the thefts are actively being investigated. Phoenix Police Sergeant Vince Lewis commented to the aforementioned publication:

“One did turn up on OfferUp. We have yet to name a suspect or recover either guitar. Our investigators are actively working this case.

The more we release, the harder it becomes to catch up with a suspect or locate these items before either go underground or into the wind.”

As for the allegation that the thief may have been employed by the venue, Live Nation Entertainment, who own the Ak-Chin Pavilion, issued the following statement:

“The venue is cooperating fully with local law enforcement. We cannot comment further as this is an ongoing investigation.”

Screencaps of the ad for the stolen guitar and text exchanges that took place regarding the attempted recovery of it can be found over at this location.

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