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    Posted: 14 Oct 2017 at 9:18pm

They break your stuff for fun.

By Bruce Stark Oct 2017

Not as off the Auto Mag topic as you may think.  While selling to the public  at a gun show, motorcycle show, antique radio show, etc., etc. the seller will encounter such people.  There are people out there with such sick or jealous minds that they go to public events just to break other people's stuff.  I really don't know what would be a reason to purposely destroy the merchandise of a person you don't even know ?  It's like being in the grocery store and finding that someone has crushed several loaves of bread.  Why ?  I will relate a few instances of this phenomenon I have encountered. 

Dan Herrera was a custom gun case maker that the Auto Mag factory used quite often.  Dan made a special display case for Ed O'Neil (Harries personal custom gunsmith) that held one Auto Mag in a plexiglass case that rotated on a wooden stand.  The electric motor was tuning the plexiglass case with my .45ACP Auto Mag in it when a guy asked "How Much?"  I told him it was not for sale and was just a display.  He reached over and pushed the whole display onto the cement floor and said Whoops.  He broke the plexiglass case but the gun and the stand were ok.  He seemed disappointed and just walked away.

Added:  I remember at the time thinking of hitting the guy but I thought I should pick my Auto Mag up off of the floor of the gun show first.   I also picked up what was left of my display case.  Maybe he had a buddy who would run off with the gun while I was supposed to be fighting with him.  Who knows.

While selling at a motorcycle swap meet / show, I had some Indian Motorcycle jewelry along with the parts I was selling.  A lady in a mink coat asked to see a silver laughing Indian pin I had.  The factory gave these to factory riders who had won a race with an Indian Motorcycle.  She took the pin out of the box, broke off the Indians silver feather and put it back in the box.  After she walked away I noticed the damage but what could I do ? 

I was at an antique radio swap meet when I bought an Audio-Tron tube with a special brass base made to add a socket to the tube.  Another tube collector asked to see it.  When I got it back he had bent back the spring clips that hold the tube fracturing them.  When I tried to bend them back into shape they broke off.   The guy said it was like that when I handed it to him....not. 

Quartzsite AZ has a six week long swap meet that is also a Gem and Mineral Show.  I was talking with a guy who had some gold coins.  He had just received some of the new $20 Buffalo / Indian Head 1oz. 24 kt.  coins.  He unhappily told me that he had one of them that was damaged and he would sell it to me at a bullion price which was $640 an oz. at the time.  He said, earlier a woman in a mink coat had asked to see the coin.  She said before she bought it she wanted to hold it out of its plastic wrapper.  He said he removed the wrapper, handed her the coin and she dropped it onto the cement floor.  She flattened some of the serrations around the rim.  She said she would still buy one of the coins but not this one because it was damaged.  She then turned and walked away. 

One thing I watch for at gun shows is the guy with a steel box.  He is walking around looking  for display cases to casually set his steel box onto to scratch the hell out of your glass.  As you tell him to take his case off of your glass, he is slow to understand what you are saying as he moves his case around to inflict the most damage.   

It's tough out there I tells ya.  At least the motives of a thief make some sense, but this ?  You must watch out for both.

I'm thinking there may be some stories of this that other people have observed.  Am I the only one ?   Question

 

 

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Bruce  sounds like to me when you go to these shows you need to carry you a big WHOOP ASS stick I know if it was me there would be a fight. That's B.S.
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I work in the automotive industry.  Like all industries, it has its ups and downs when it comes to hiring and layoffs.

Inevitably, every single time we hire a bunch of new people....the plumbing across the plant gets sabotaged by someone.

About two weekends ago, someone...SOMEHOW...jammed a MOP HEAD into the plumbing.  This mop head then moved up and down numerous secondary plumbing lines causing backups and toilet overflows....EVERYWHERE that it decided to take up residence.

This kind of stuff happens EVERY single time we hire a bunch of new folks.

Now, here is my theory on the subject.

It's NOT a new person.  It is someone who has been at the plant for ages and they WAIT every single time for a new influx of people before they strike.

I mean, c'mon....what are the ODDS that EVERY SINGLE TIME we get a whack job that is obsessed with plugging up plumbing?

By the way....I think it's a woman.  This stuff always starts in women's restrooms....even the mop head thing...though that got chased across to the men's room and then floated back and forth until they finally got a rooted to "catch" it and grind it into pieces.


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Yea, public venues tend to draw in a certain percentage of "RIFF RAFF". 




The woman in a mink coat - keep a can of spray paint on hand under the table rigged to give off a blast! "Oops! who put that there?"

Mr. tool box - next time, have a tazer display nearby that just so happens to "accidentally" discharge with a direct hit to the buttock or ball region!

I know it is fun to fantasize about getting even with these type of scum that are out there, but in reality - following thru doesn't always work out the way one would prefer. 

For example: back in the late 80's car stereo decks were always being ripped off from their owners. As a countermeasure, the remedy was what became known as the "Edmonton Security System" - a row of razor blades duck taped under the dash where the perps would reach into grab and rip out the wiring! 
The one drawback is yea, the next morning you would come out to a pool of blood on the floorboard and across the rest of the interior, but in what appeared to be an act of last minute frustration spite or envy - the rest of the dash would get busted up by the jerk when they realized that they suddenly have a new problem besides getting caught.

If revenge is not always in the cards you could always become a Buddhist and believe in Karma!
My experience has always been that Karma usually needs a little nudge sometimes Wink 
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