No one likes to have anything stolen from them, and it’s particularly annoying when it’s a set of bagpipes. This act of theft is a long way from British Columbia; however every bagpiper and drummer should keep their eyes open in case this instrument shows up on a vendors table during a Games, or on an online bagpiping buy & sell list. The pipes in question are a brand new set of McCallum’s which the piper had just finished playing for the first time officially at the funeral for a former fire chief. According to Show Low Fire Chief Ben Owens, the piper was visiting a friend afterward when the pipes were stolen. Owens says the fire department pipe band is just getting underway, with eight pipers and two drummers and losing a new set of pipes is tough on the band.
This story is from wmicentral.com – the White Mountains Independent Online Edition. Show Low is a community in the White Mountains in northeastern Arizona.
SHOW LOW – A Show Low firefighter is asking the public’s help in returning to him a set of $1,700 bagpipes that were taken from his truck.
Brock Gnagy said the bagpipes, along with an iPod and a black duffel bag, were taken between midnight Saturday and 8 a.m. Sunday. He reportedly told police he left his truck unlocked. The theft occurred at a residence on the 700 block of West Cooley.
Gnagy says police are watching pawn shops to see if the bagpipes turn up, but asks the public if they have any information to come forward to the Show Low Police Department. He says he even asks the person who took the bagpipes to bring them back, as they are of no use to someone not trained to play them.
Anyone with any information can contact the Show Low Police Department at (928) 537-4365 or the fire department at (928) 537-5100.