board stolen...and found!
Don't know if any of you remember, but I posted back in late Feb/early March ranting about my board being stolen. It was a 2009 Rome Agent with Buront Missions...by all means a great board (that I absolutely loved) that was stolen from Whiteface in upstate NY. Some a**hole boosted it while I went in for a quick 20 minute lunch. Stupid me, I know...still a sucky situation. Regardless, I reported it to the mountain AND the local police department, the Wilmingotn PD. About a month later I got a call and was told that they were filing my case away, because they had no leads. Bummer.
Get this...I get a call not three days ago and its Whiteface. Some lady had stumbled onto a locked closet in a remote building on the Whiteface property. She got the door open and inside were a few snowboards. Being the wonderful mountain resort people they are, Whiteface looked up my report, saw that it matched one of the boards and they called the Wilmington PD. The PD verified and then called me...guess what...one of them is my board!
They are 100% positive that its mine. Apparently a former employee had been stealing boards here and there in an attempt to sell them at local ski clearance sales. Bastard. I'm told that the board is in good shape, with a few stickers on it in a weak attempt to change the overall appearance. The PD is sending my board back to me, all I have to do is pay for the shipping.
This story is really just me being really amped about not losing a $500 piece of equipment (bindings are still on it too!). Got the call on paycheck day too, which made it even better. I guess moral of the story...cover your bases if you're boards stolen. Don't just give up...you never know what could happen.