people stealing at the BM

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people stealing at the BM

Postby MarcLamey » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:31 am

Waking-up after the burn to discover that cords attaching a black mannequin , piece of art if 1.8m had been stollen is not a nice wake-up :(

Some people came bad and leave bad as I presume they left already as it happens after 2am
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Re: people stealing at the BM

Postby Canoe » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:47 am

Not nice.
But not an uncommon story.
We never know if it's a targeted incident or a drunken moment.

There have been signs that some are coming to BRC specifically to forage for money and articles. Many large camps post a guard for the major burns, if not ensure they have someone present at all times. Surrounding camps learn to watch for those that don't belong.

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Re: people stealing at the BM

Postby MarcLamey » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:18 am

Here is what the mannequin looks like , he was here with ornament they took with ..
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Re: people stealing at the BM

Postby Admiral Fukkit » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:21 am

Common fallacy is that BRC is a magical other world... reality is it's composed entirely of people from the "default world", and the more time goes by and more mainstream it gets, the more similar BRC and "defaultia" get.
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Postby some seeing eye » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:30 pm

Unfortunate. The organizers need a thievery log. Artists are idealistic and rarely face theft. At the event you have professional thieves and opportunistic thieves. Hope the Artery can create a solution.
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Re: people stealing at the BM

Postby Canoe » Sun Sep 03, 2017 12:35 pm

Make sure you post the photo in lost & found.
It may have been re-positioned as someone's joke.
Perhaps you'll see it hitch-hiking on your way out...
Drop by BMIR and tell your story on its missing?
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Re: people stealing at the BM

Postby kpischi » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:02 pm

We've got a Hit and Run at 04:00 and I/J :evil: on a Rental.. :roll: Hope they don't See it.. some scratches and a lil bump :|
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Re: people stealing at the BM

Postby AntiM » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:31 pm

Someone stole Fernando, our Malebox, from in front of our camp on Wednesday night. He's been attending with us for 13 years, and had the name of every campmate since 2004 on the mailbox. I am devastated. I know it can happen, but it still erodes my trust. No, not a prank, it was outright theft. I was going to bring him in for Burn night.

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Re: people stealing at the BM

Postby Savannah » Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:01 pm

AntiM wrote:Someone stole Fernando, our Malebox, from in front of our camp on Wednesday night. He's been attending with us for 13 years, and had the name of every campmate since 2004 on the mailbox. I am devastated. I know it can happen, but it still erodes my trust. No, not a prank, it was outright theft. I was going to bring him in for Burn night.

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Re: people stealing at the BM

Postby BBadger » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:37 am

Sorry about the loss of your malebox and its written history. :( It really sucks when people steal or vandalize other peoples' art and stuff.
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Re: people stealing at the BM

Postby ygmir » Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:11 pm

someone stole the road sign off our corner......we made extra cardboard ones.
A gal was stealing the cardboard one:

Campmate: "hey, don't steal that, what are you doing?"
perp: I'm getting a BRC souvenir
Campmate: "we just made that with sharpies, it's not real"
perp: "no you didn't" runs off.......
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Re: people stealing at the BM

Postby Elliot » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:47 pm

Thanks for doing replacement signs, Ygmir!
Some years, I remember to do the same. And I encourage all ePlayans to do this.

Here, Unjonharley caught me installing signs in 2014. Nothing to it.
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Re: people stealing at the BM

Postby YourselfBonus » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:12 am

I never realized this can really happen


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