Thieves bash window with billiard ball, steal bass guitar from Highlands music retailer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – The proprietor of a Highlands music retailer is looking for a one-of-a-kind bass guitar after he mentioned thieves stole it from the front-window show.

Brett Ralph advised WAVE Information he seen a gap within the facet window of his retailer, Floor Noise, on Friday morning. He seemed up and in addition seen his hand-painted customized Epiphone bass guitar was lacking from the show.

Ralph mentioned he rapidly known as a handyman to assist him board up the window, and whereas the 2 have been working, discovered a quantity 13 billiard ball mendacity on the bottom close to the damaged window.

Ralph figured whoever dedicated the crime used the ball to take action.

“Determined instances convey determined actions, and we’re residing in an more and more determined society,” Ralph mentioned. “It was quantity 13 and I used to be born on Friday the thirteenth. So mockingly, 13 is my fortunate quantity, and that’s what they used to bust out my window.”

The guitar, admittedly, is price extra in sentimental worth than in money.

Ralph, a retired trainer, bought it for $100 from a pupil who was shifting throughout the nation. Ever since, Ralph’s bandmate persistently performed it throughout their reside exhibits.

The guitar additionally turned a staple within the entrance window of Floor Noise, a logo of what the shop on Baxter Avenue stands for.

“I would like every little thing on this retailer to be an object worthy of your consideration and curiosity,” Ralph mentioned. “So, simply actually rigorously chosen, cool, stunning issues, and that bass was one in every of them.”

Ralph took footage and posted them to Fb, the place it’s been shared a couple of hundred instances.

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“It’s a vote of confidence to me that [my customers] really feel wronged as a result of I used to be wronged,” Ralph mentioned. “And it’s good to know my neighborhood has my again.”

Ralph says he’s going to scour social media to see if anybody will attempt to resell the guitar on a secondary market.

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