Justin Moore had a show at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan over the weekend. When he left the stage someone who was drunk stole his guitar.
to examiner.com, Moore said, “We had just finished playing our set at the Royal Oaks Music Theatre. It was an amazing show - the crowd was screaming and we were feeling the excitement from all the energy in the room. We ran backstage afterward like every show. Then, when I came back to the bus, my road and production managers told me my guitar had been stolen. I thought they were playing a joke on me! Come to find out, a fan just walked on stage after the show and grabbed it.”
The police were called first then Moore notified
his Twitter fans, "Great show in Mi tonight. But somebody stole my guitar off stage. Please own up. It means more to me than you know. Dont be a (expletive). Do right"
WYCD Country posted
the news of the theft on their website.
The guitar was returned on Sunday by a friend of the person who took the guitar.
The guitar was returned to Disc jockey Dr. Don of WYCD Detroit. Countrystandardtime.com reports
Dr.Don said, "The guy who took it heard about this post on WYCD.com and arranged to return it to me. Man, it felt like a scene out of a movie as I met one of the guy's friends in a pre-arranged location Sunday to get the guitar back. Texted photos of it to Justin who called to thank the guy. And I want to thank the guy who took it for owning up and doing the right thing."
the letter of apology said, "Look, man, I (expletive) up major, man. It was a drunken mistake. I love your music so much!! God will get me for what I have done. Well, hope to see you in MI soon. But I would like to deeply and sincerely apologize for what I've done. Like your wonderful song, 'How I Got to Be This Way,' we all make mistakes. ... I'm going out and buying 50 of your CDs today. I hope and pray you have a wonderful and long career."
Moore thought the apology note was hilarious.
Moore said, ``Everybody's got drunk and made stupid mistakes. Heck, I've got a song on my record, which he actually referenced, about making all kinds of idiotic mistakes. The thing I'll say, though, is everybody don't always own up to it and make it right.''