Thursday, November 18, 2010

Campanis Fleeced While At Charity Event

The other night, I was at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, and on the counter by the checkout stations they had these plastic watercooler bottle jugs in which people could leave change to benefit relief efforts in Louisiana. And I noticed these jugs were chained to the counter.

I talked to the Amoeba employee about it, and he told me not only were people running out the door stealing the money, but the store was also robbed at night and the robbers had cut the chains to take the bottles. So now, the employees have to take the donation bottles and move them to the safe at nights.

And I thought to myself, how low can we go as a society, when we are stealing donations of loose change meant to benefit relief efforts?

Well, here it is. From the AP Newswires (no link), the son of former Dodgers GM Al Campanis had his father's World Series ring taken while he was participating in a charity event:

CHINO HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Former Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Jimmy Campanis says a 1988 World Series ring was stolen from his golf bag at a charity tournament.

Campanis tells the Los Angeles Times Wednesday that the ring and a Rolex watch were stolen Monday at Western Hills Golf Course in Chino Hills.

He says the watch had sentimental value because it belonged to his father -- former Dodgers general manager Al Campanis.

Campanis says the ring and watch were in his golf bag as he warmed up, but gone when he returned.

Detective Ray Hilfer says police are interviewing tournament participants and checking pawn shops and EBay.

Campanis has three rings, one he earned as a player in 1965 and two he earned as a member of the organization in 1981 and 1988.

Way to go, society!

4 comments:

Spanky said...

Society is fucked. Someone ripped off a funeral donation plastic jar from the store I frequent earlier this year. Now that is a true low-life.

NicJ said...

From the headline I thought this was about a promotional blanket giveaway.

rbnlaw said...

I bet that's the last time he tips that caddy.

On the other hand, I used to get nervous leaving my clubs outside the snack bar with $10 in the pocket. Lesson: can't truss it.

Pistol Pete Reiser said...

Carlos Perez held for questioning.

Seriously, that sucks (understatement).