The Eastsider last November blogged about the Echo Park musician known as AM whose favorite ukulele was stolen while he was loading equipment into his car parked outside of his home. The Ohana CK-10 was not a particularly expensive instrument but it had accompanied AM on a lengthy concert tour only to be stolen in Echo Park. But only a month after the instrument was stolen, AM recovered his ukulele only a block away from his home. Here, according to a story posted today on AM’s blog , is how the two were reunited:
“So, just when I had let the thieves go in in my head I got a call from Roland, the owner of The Fretted Frog, a music store just down the street from me here in Echo Park. They mentioned they had read my blog and another neighborhood blog that picked up the story on the stolen ukulele and someone had come in to try and sell a uke to them that looked a lot like mine. I went down there and sure enough there it was. I even came face to face with the potential thief (although I suspected this 25 year old mother of one was not the actual thief, someone put her up to it – most likely her accomplice that fled the scene when he realized they were on camera). In any case no charges were pressed. I got my uke back and that was all that mattered.”
AM will perform with the ukulele for the first time since it was recovered on March 7.
Photo by EvaBlue/AM Sounds