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#6414554 - 08/18/16 03:28 PM STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!!
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 08/09/10
Posts: 1801
Loc: Houston, TX
I doubt many of you will remember this, but in April of 2014 I had five very nice rifles stolen out of my truck while it was parked beside my house. My fault, I know and I've never forgiven myself.

I made a post on the THF listing all five guns, scopes, serial numbers and descriptions. I really never expected to see any of them again.

Last night, a THF member sent me a PM stating they thought they had seen one of my rifles in a local pawn shop. He remembered my post from 2014 and, because it was such an unusual rifle, it jogged his memory. We made contact today and the gentleman told me where to find my gun.

I first called Houston Police to notify them and ask what to do. They instructed me to go to the business, park outside but do not enter, and call for a police officer.

I did so, the officer showed up in five minutes, I explained to him what was going on and gave him the paperwork from the original police report. He then took me inside the store, told the manager that I had reason to believe my stolen rifle was on his shelf and told the mgr to unlock the case and hand him the gun. It was definitely one of my rifles and the serial number matched.

The gun has been seized and HPD's Motor Vehicle Burglary detectives are now investigating further. They'll be back tracking through the pawn shop's records and paying some visits to some bad guys banana

Thank you to the TFF and the member who remembered my post and notified me. I won't name the gentleman but he's free to reply here if he'd like.

One other thing. The gun was priced at less than 25% of what I paid for it. It is presently worth almost 200% more than I paid for it. I'm going rifle shopping at the area pawn shops! Had I walked in a store and seen that gun at that price, I would have bought it on the spot. I'm afraid that's probably what's happened to the other four.

Talk about faith in your fellow man. The THF member knew what the gun was and could easily have bought and resold it himself. He chose to reach out to me instead. May God bless you and yours, sir up


Edited by fouzman (08/18/16 03:32 PM)

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#6414564 - 08/18/16 03:36 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
SapperTitan Offline
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Registered: 11/17/10
Posts: 24923
Loc: Killeen/Ft Hood, TX
Awesome stuff. Not often you see things work out like that.
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#6414569 - 08/18/16 03:40 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
Randallc Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 167
Loc: Sugartree--Throckmorton
That's great Fouz.

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#6414571 - 08/18/16 03:43 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Offline
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8789
Loc: Lubbock, TX
That is fantastic!!!!
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#6414576 - 08/18/16 03:48 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
Texas Dan Online   content
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Registered: 07/28/08
Posts: 13289
The power of the Internet.

Glad you got at least one of your rifles back.
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#6414581 - 08/18/16 03:55 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
tth_40 Offline
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Registered: 04/05/10
Posts: 14050
Loc: North Texas.
up cheers
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#6414599 - 08/18/16 04:14 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
TexFlip Online   content
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Registered: 08/18/12
Posts: 10722
Loc: Chambers County
Great news. Hopefully it leads to the others.

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#6414600 - 08/18/16 04:14 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
Duck_Hunter Offline
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Registered: 10/30/14
Posts: 5964
cheers
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#6414601 - 08/18/16 04:15 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
Pitchfork Predator Online   content
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 14090
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Great news! There are some great people that are members of this forum. cheers
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#6414611 - 08/18/16 04:20 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
RiverRider Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 7978
Loc: Wise Co.
Hope you can recover the rest...but one is better than NONE!
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#6414618 - 08/18/16 04:27 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
RedRanger Online   content
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Registered: 09/07/04
Posts: 5243
Loc: Frisco, TX / Davao Philippines
clap

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#6414650 - 08/18/16 04:56 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
maximum Offline
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Registered: 09/30/09
Posts: 1788
that's good to hear you got some of your
property back. if you hadn't had a list
of your serial numbers, you'd have never
gotten anything. i'm afraid way too many
gun owners don't have a list or two of gun
descriptions and serial numbers just for
this reason. i have 3 different lists here
and at the farm in case one disappears.
i have photos also

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#6414658 - 08/18/16 05:00 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
2Beez Offline
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Registered: 07/17/15
Posts: 10321
Loc: Lake Texoma, TX
Nice catch by the confidential THFer cheers That is great news up
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#6414691 - 08/18/16 05:14 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
Deadend Online   content
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 2532
Loc: Mineola,TX
That awesome
Hope they catch the scum that stole them
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#6414703 - 08/18/16 05:22 PM Re: STOLEN RIFLES - THE POWER OF THE THF!!! [Re: fouzman]
Old Rabbit Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/11
Posts: 3357
Loc: Lansing, TX
Great news, hope you get them all back and they catch the scum that stole them. Think I will update my list and take some more pictures.

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