Wednesday, April 25, 2012
September 1, 1971 (Letter from Chris)
There is so much to tell you, and I suppose that much of it is not going to be news to you. Kenny or Tony have probably written you already.
To begin with, Tony called me last night and will be moving into the apartment. This is the good news. Now for the bad.
It seems that our apartment was broken into for the second time. It was on a Thursday night. Judi and I had been listening to your stereo. We put the records away at 11:30pm and went to sleep. Mike and Dennis were up at Goodyear. At about 12:30 I heard someone pull into the driveway. Then someone was walking around the house. We both thought it was our roommates. Well, it wasn't because M and D came in at 3:30am. Dennis who has been living in both your room and Herb's noticed that the stereo was gone. Also about 5-10 of your records and maybe 10-15 of his. The front window of your room had been opened. He thought maybe I had moved it, so didn't tell me until the next morning. Well, we didn't know what the hell to do.
That Friday night (the next night), three young punks came to the front door. One of them -- he wouldn't tell us his name,k but said something later like Joe P----, was really fucked up on drugs. He said he left a radio here once, and wanted it back. He said that one of us had it, that it wasn't in your room where he had left it -- and he hadn't even looked in your room yet. He was with Doug Schrieber, and another kid with a car. Mike told me later that Doug was the kid who he saw walk off with Sal's leather boots the day you left. Anyway, they mentioned something about some raunchy grass. I explained to them that we were robbed Thursday night, and that the radio and grass were probably taken also. They seemed to believe otherwise. Finally after showing them that it was not in any other rooms, they left. Dennis then told me where the radio was -- outside in the garage. We also searched the house for hits, and found about 6 oz. of crap in your room. We figured we had to call the cops to report the heft, so we got rid of it. Mike drove up to campus and left it on the parking lot.
Well, to make a long story short, we are pretty sure that Doug and his friends had something to do with the robbery. But we can't be sure. What kind of friends do you have anyway?
What else is there? Oh yes. 1. Do you still have the key to the apartment. If so please send it back to us.
2. Bill for Aug came to $7.00 plus change -- please send me a check as soon as possible. (I am in desperate need for money.)
3. Send us an estimate of your stereo, amp, speakers, head phones, etc. for insurance purposes.
The cops came Sat Morning and took down all info and left. No big deal.
Tony moved all your stuff downstairs.
Listen, I've got to go. In a hurry. Best of luck with your job, etc. Be good -- write --