Stolen cues alert! Lafayette LA last Monday night.

Biloxi Boy

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Lafayette is a relatively small place. If yours was a "local" job, then a select group of local folks will know who was up for the job. Your problem is that I-10 is a very big place -- Coast to Coast -- and if your boy was "just passing through", then your chances are, well, not as good. Pray your job was local, and your thief is out of line with the right folks. If you have good insurance coverage, approach the company about participating in the reward fund. Good Luck. Sorry.
 

Bavafongoul

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That's unfortunate. I never leave my cues in a vehicle but if I did I'd consider one of these.

Yeah..... the device costs $50 but the tracking service costs $25.00 for a monthly subscription & annual is $15.00/mth.
 

RickLafayette

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As mentioned above, the Red Roof Inn is right off of I-10 and visited a lot by transients and other types. There are a few other Lafayette shooters besides myself who read this site and will be on the lookout for your cues. Any photos of the Samsara's? That case will be easy to spot. I'll pop in on some pawn shops from time to time. (just in case the POS was local).
 

CESSNA10

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This is my first opportunity to get online and post this here. Last Monday night, in front of my room at the Red Roof Inn in Lafayette LA, someone got into my vehicle and stole my Garmin GPS and worse, stole my JBCases 4x8 full-zippered Orange ostrich leather cue case with all my cues in it. I had both of my Samsara cues, my break cue, my jump cue, and 10 different shafts, including 3 Revos, 1 Becue, McDermott G-Core, Tiger ProX, and the original shafts that came with my Samsara cues. I did make a police report, but I don't have much faith that much will come of it. For any of you in Lafayette (and I know there are several) please keep an eye out, and your ear to the ground regarding any news of these cues. I am offering a $500 cash reward (no questions asked) for the return of the case and cues. If anyone has any information, please call me at 773-551-7473. Thanks in advance for any help.

Scott Lee
Scott, hope lesson learned. Dont leave cues in car, just asking for some a$#hole to steal them
 

Bavafongoul

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I think one of the worst pieces of advice to offer Scott is don’t leave your cues in the car. Jeez, don’t ya think he already thinks that? He is out his cues that he works hard to collect, plus his case and accessories. Thousands of dollars gone plus the inability to replace cues that are rare, expensive and one of a kind. Besides, he chose those cues because he liked the way they play. He could have had any other cues but he chose those because he liked them the best.

Telling him to remember to close that barn door after losing all of the horses is like rubbing salt in a wound. Don’t
ya think he feels lousy enuf already but to hear naysayers write that you learned a lesson is akin to telling someone
who just lost a friend or loved one to lung cancer….Well, I warned him to quit smoking years ago…..Duh? Scott’s
experience should be used as a reason why the industry needs to get off its ass and start a national pool cue
registry. Cue owners should be able to register their cues with photos and lost or stolen cues can be identified by the
cue owner on the registry. We need to make it harder to sell or pawn stolen cues. But offering Scott Monday morning
quarterback advice accomplishes squat by to telling him the obvious that he’s learned the hardest way possible.

I have some expensive cues and if they were stolen, I carry insurance as a rider on my insurance. If any of my cues
or worse, all of them were stolen, I’d get enough money that I could go buy a new car. But I don’t want a car and I don’t
want the cash value from insurance either. The money was spent a long time ago. What I’d want are my cues back. The
ones I collected because they are special & special does not get replaced very easily, at least not to my way of thinking.

Scott, I hope the tide turns and someone gets caught trying to pawn your cues and you recover your equipment.
 

middleofnowhere

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I think one of the worst pieces of advice to offer Scott is don’t leave your cues in the car. Jeez, don’t ya think he already thinks that? He is out his cues that he works hard to collect, plus his case and accessories. Thousands of dollars gone plus the inability to replace cues that are rare, expensive and one of a kind. Besides, he chose those cues because he liked the way they play. He could have had any other cues but he chose those because he liked them the best.

Telling him to remember to close that barn door after losing all of the horses is like rubbing salt in a wound. Don’t
ya think he feels lousy enuf already but to hear naysayers write that you learned a lesson is akin to telling someone
who just lost a friend or loved one to lung cancer….Well, I warned him to quit smoking years ago…..Duh? Scott’s
experience should be used as a reason why the industry needs to get off its ass and start a national pool cue
registry. Cue owners should be able to register their cues with photos and lost or stolen cues can be identified by the
cue owner on the registry. We need to make it harder to sell or pawn stolen cues. But offering Scott Monday morning
quarterback advice accomplishes squat by to telling him the obvious that he’s learned the hardest way possible.

I have some expensive cues and if they were stolen, I carry insurance as a rider on my insurance. If any of my cues
or worse, all of them were stolen, I’d get enough money that I could go buy a new car. But I don’t want a car and I don’t
want the cash value from insurance either. The money was spent a long time ago. What I’d want are my cues back. The
ones I collected because they are special & special does not get replaced very easily, at least not to my way of thinking.

Scott, I hope the tide turns and someone gets caught trying to pawn your cues and you recover your equipment.
A story like Scotts though is a lesson for everyone.
 

chefjeff

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unfortunate,

im glad i play sneaky petes incase something like this happens

Me, too. I leave my cue out in the pool room when hitting the bar or bathroom. Never had a problem.

But my butt is taped with black duct tape and has half a butt cap on it so it's not very desirable. My fear is some newbie will think it's a house cue and take it and abuse it.

Scott, the Cue Expo is in DSM next month. Perhaps your cues will show up there?


Jeff Livingston
 

middleofnowhere

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Me, too. I leave my cue out in the pool room when hitting the bar or bathroom. Never had a problem.

But my butt is taped with black duct tape and has half a butt cap on it so it's not very desirable. My fear is some newbie will think it's a house cue and take it and abuse it.

Scott, the Cue Expo is in DSM next month. Perhaps your cues will show up there?


Jeff Livingston
When I used to run around I had a mid-priced Palmer cue that I actually played really good with I would take with me..

At that time I was kind of a bar table specialist and there's no way I'm going into a bar with my Gina cue. In fact I actually stopped with the fancy cues all together.

Timmy Scruggs made me a nice Birdseye Maple cue with a linen wrap and a brass joint. The cue looked like nothing and I liked it that way.

I'm very hesitant to say this cuz I don't know how it will sound, but with what Scott does and the traveling he does. I think the last thing he needs is to be traveling around with thousands of dollars worth of expensive irreplaceable cues.

He needs something that he likes but not something he would live or die with if something happened to it. I think that's got to be his new MO.

I used to play with a Balabushka I had, actually I still have it and I didn't really think that much of it. However people would often come over because it was really the only one they'd ever seen.

Then one day Miz says to me, "You know someday you may get hit over the head for that cue". I never brought it to the pool room again.
 
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Bavafongoul

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A story like Scotts though is a lesson for everyone.
Yes it is……an important one too…..but presentation is very important.
It is just difficult for me to justify insensitivity about the overall incident.

If it were you, do you want a group of people reminding you what you
shoulda, coulda, woulda done differently after you already have suffered?

Telling someone the blatantly obvious is not offering advice, at least not
helpful advice. It is an irritating reminder about your grief and anger over
what occurred. It doesn’t offer one tiny bit of emotional support or help.

Anyway, that’s my take on this and though there’s a lesson for others to
derive from Scott’s misfortune, let’s remember that he’s a victim. You do
not tell a woman who just was raped it’s a bad idea to stay at a bar til it
closes because there are men out there that stalk women……Duh? My
goodness…..try wearing Scott’s moccasins for a little while before writing.
 

middleofnowhere

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Yes it is……an important one too…..but presentation is very important.
It is just difficult for me to justify insensitivity about the overall incident.

If it were you, do you want a group of people reminding you what you
shoulda, coulda, woulda done differently after you already have suffered?

Telling someone the blatantly obvious is not offering advice, at least not
helpful advice. It is an irritating reminder about your grief and anger over
what occurred. It doesn’t offer one tiny bit of emotional support or help.

Anyway, that’s my take on this and though there’s a lesson for others to
derive from Scott’s misfortune, let’s remember that he’s a victim. You do
not tell a woman who just was raped it’s a bad idea to stay at a bar til it
closes because there are men out there that stalk women……Duh? My
goodness…..try wearing Scott’s moccasins for a little while before writing.
I agree, that is why I used so few words. No one needs to restate the obvious.
 

tim913

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Be worth sending some pics to local pawn shops, check craigslist and eBay. Thieves are scum!
 
This is my first opportunity to get online and post this here. Last Monday night, in front of my room at the Red Roof Inn in Lafayette LA, someone got into my vehicle and stole my Garmin GPS and worse, stole my JBCases 4x8 full-zippered Orange ostrich leather cue case with all my cues in it. I had both of my Samsara cues, my break cue, my jump cue, and 10 different shafts, including 3 Revos, 1 Becue, McDermott G-Core, Tiger ProX, and the original shafts that came with my Samsara cues. I did make a police report, but I don't have much faith that much will come of it. For any of you in Lafayette (and I know there are several) please keep an eye out, and your ear to the ground regarding any news of these cues. I am offering a $500 cash reward (no questions asked) for the return of the case and cues. If anyone has any information, please call me at 773-551-7473. Thanks in advance for any help.
This is my first opportunity to get online and post this here. Last Monday night, in front of my room at the Red Roof Inn in Lafayette LA, someone got into my vehicle and stole my Garmin GPS and worse, stole my JBCases 4x8 full-zippered Orange ostrich leather cue case with all my cues in it. I had both of my Samsara cues, my break cue, my jump cue, and 10 different shafts, including 3 Revos, 1 Becue, McDermott G-Core, Tiger ProX, and the original shafts that came with my Samsara cues. I did make a police report, but I don't have much faith that much will come of it. For any of you in Lafayette (and I know there are several) please keep an eye out, and your ear to the ground regarding any news of these cues. I am offering a $500 cash reward (no questions asked) for the return of the case and cues. If anyone has any information, please call me at 773-551-7473. Thanks in advance for any help.

Scott Lee
you better raise the reward! it will increase your chances of getting it returned
 

Dead Money

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I do not think anyone here had bad intentions in mentioning leaving something valuable in a car is a bad plan. Things happen some times. I've been so tired from travel and my old job a few times I have come in, got distracted and forgot to pull things out of a car. There are guys and gals reading this now that have probably done it too.

A cue is such a personal thing it is devestating to lose even though it is just a "thing"..an "object" a "tool".

The real loss in having a home or car broken into is what it does to your sense of security. My Mustang has been broken into twice in a good neighborhood sittting under a street light. Both times it was parked less than 25 feet from a window of the room I was sleeping in!:eek::eek:

I hope Scott is whole again soon., either with his old gear or new things he likes as much or more than the old stuff.
 
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