MySpace page incriminates guitar thieves
21st Aug 2008 | 16:24
Bungling robbers showcase haul, get arrested
Police in Massachusetts may have found the world's stupidest guitarists. The two players are accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of guitars – which they then photographed and put on their MySpace page.
Police allege Justin Ray and David Rousseau, both 20 and both of Lowell, Massachusetts, stole 14 guitars worth approximately $50,000 from Daddy's Junky Music stores in Manchester and Salem, Massachusetts.
Police allege the duo went into the stores with empty acoustic guitar cases, asked to play a guitar in a practice room, then walked out of the store with the guitar in the previously empty case.
After officers were tipped off that Ray and Rousseau had - doh! - posted photos of themselves playing the instruments on their MySpace pages, warrants were issued for their arrest. And at first they even refused to hand themselves in, despite posting the evidence themselves.
The two are now being held on $2,500 cash bail.