Lost Segway

Lost Segway

Postby CleanWhiteShirt » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:43 pm

On Saturday just before the Burn around dusk a person "borrowed" someones $8500 Segway and never returned. He either crashed it or stole it because he never came back.

We know that this guy was camping at K and 9pm and works/lives in Las Vegas and was trying to start a company customizing bikes to look like "choppers". He also mentioned that he had an art piece with 100,000 led lights on The Playa. He works in Vegas with pyrotechniques and creating illusions.

Our camp, was located at J and 8:15, and still feels horrible that the Segway went missing but we had no idea that this would happen. We want to try and do everything that we can to get the Segway returned to its rightful owner.

I have a photo of the guy if it will help. Does anyone have any info? Send me a note.
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Re: Lost Segway

Postby ZaphodBurner » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:33 pm

$8500?? Jesus.

That's more than twice as much as we spent on our van, which has survived five burns. ...More than the total value of our camper van including all of the maintenance we've put in it, our trailer and our mutant vehicle combined. It's crazy to think we could sell every wheeled contraption we've ever taken to the playa and still not raise enough money to replace this guy's single-occupant motor scooter.

Don't wanna sound insensitive here, but, damn. $8500 is a LOT of bad playa karma. I'm not superstitious but, you know how that sort of energy seems to come around in BRC. In the old days in Nevada, if you stole somebody's ride and they caught you, you swung from a tree.

Post a photo of the person. He committed a felony and if he did something that aggregious, who knows who or how much else he's ripped off. Hopefully, you have a serial number so when the police find him they can prove that it was stolen. Another possibility is that he was arrested for something.
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Re: Lost Segway

Postby jkisha » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:36 pm

If you know FOR SURE that was the guy, then yes, post up the picture.
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Re: Lost Segway

Postby unjonharley » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:48 pm

This comes under.... Do not bring it to Burnning Man if you can not afford it to be lost, stolen, burned or destroyed.
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Re: Lost Segway

Postby CleanWhiteShirt » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:30 am

Photo found here

[image removed. File this with your police report, do not post this on the ePlaya. Period - Eric, Mod]
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Re: Lost Segway

Postby CleanWhiteShirt » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:31 am

[Link removed. File this with your police report, do not post this on the ePlaya. Period - Eric, Mod]

Ok actually found here
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Re: Lost Segway

Postby exuberance » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:50 am

That link is not working...

"This content is currently unavailable
The page you requested cannot be displayed right now. It may be temporarily unavailable, the link you clicked on may have expired, or you may not have permission to view this page."

But I agree I see no help in not showing his face if you know it was him. Someone may know him here and how to contact him so post away.
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Re: Lost Segway

Postby Eric » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:14 pm

Do not post the personal information of 3rd parties on the ePlaya (including pictures & links), especially when accusing them of a crime. That information should be added to the police report which was filed for such an expensive item.
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Re: Lost Segway

Postby knowmad » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:16 pm

unjonharley wrote:This comes under.... Do not bring it to Burnning Man if you can not afford it to be lost, stolen, burned or destroyed.
or fucked.
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Re: Lost Segway

Postby Bob » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:39 pm

knowmad wrote:
unjonharley wrote:This comes under.... Do not bring it to Burnning Man if you can not afford it to be lost, stolen, burned or destroyed.
or fucked.


Or why I stopped bringing my pet goat.

Amazing the capacity of some people to take accusations posted anonymously by a third party who only joined the eplaya a couple of days ago as credible as, say, a Nancy Grace story.
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Re: Lost Segway

Postby CleanWhiteShirt » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:37 pm

I just found out from my camp mates that the Segway was returned. What a relief.
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Re: Lost Segway

Postby Bob » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:10 pm

Inconceivable.
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