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A Happy Ending To The Story Of The Stolen Box Set

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  • April 07, 2010
    A Happy Ending To The Story Of The Stolen Box Set

    In December we posted a story from the Athens Banner-Herald that reported an apartment theft in Athens, GA. In addition to many other valuables, one of the stolen items was a Tom Petty box set.

    We posted the story on TomPetty.com in an effort to help try and identify the victim of the robbery so we could replace their box set.

    We are pleased to announce that thanks to the help of fellow fans we were able to identify the victim of the crime as Ian Hebel and his Live Anthology box set has now been replaced. Tom even autographed it for him.

    Here is Ian posing with the new box set and his friend Kevin Trudel.

    Cheers Ian!

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webcrew's picture
on Wed, 2010-04-07 17:00

In December we posted a story from the Athens Banner-Herald that reported an apartment theft in Athens, GA. In addition to many other valuables, one of the stolen items was a Tom Petty box set.

We posted the story on TomPetty.com in an effort to help try and identify the victim of the robbery so we could replace their box set.

We are pleased to announce that thanks to the help of fellow fans we were able to identify the victim of the crime as Ian Hebel and his Live Anthology box set has now been replaced. Tom even autographed it for him.

Here is Ian posing with the new box set and his friend Kevin Trudel.

Cheers Ian!

Comments

honeykbee's picture

Oh hell yes!
snowflake's picture

doesn't suprise me look at how long the group has been together this is how you build such a huge fan base we all love all of you guys!!! can't wait to see you at the gorge (once again) a fan since 1976!!! still my absolute favoite!!
pettyfreak's picture

Hey - I have that same poster on my wall at work!
jdhathaway's picture

That was nice, Tom. Good on you.
dirtydrumrolls's picture

Tom Petty is the fuckin MAN!! period.
Anonymous's picture

ummmm someone please steal my boxset!!! haha awesome story
complexkid1976's picture

Will someone steal my box set!!!!??? Please. wow that's so amazingly kind of Tom. One of the few "nice" people left. that just rocks.
honeybee43's picture

What a great ending to such a tragedy. Way to guys.....Honeybee43
Anonymous's picture

A Pod Loves Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers!
Anonymous's picture

That's what I love about Tom. He is so down to earth and always there for his fans. I love it when the young ones are so into Tom. That shows how cool he is and has always been. I Love you Tom. Can't wait to see you in Pittsburgh!
relic's picture

Glad that Ian has been re-united with his box set! Way to go TP&HB :)
irishwings830's picture

Tom and crew, nice job replacing AND autographing a replacement for that guy. I'd be heartbroken if anyone stole my Live Anthology - I've listened to nothing else since I received it. Merry Christmas to me.
tompettyforpresident's picture

and this is why Tom Petty is one of the greatest musicians ever. He always has time for his fans,makes you feel like family
stickyfi's picture

That was very nice to do for that young man, it will forever stand out as a high light in his life..Good Job Jim May in sumner wa 98390
jaliyah1's picture

that is sooo awesome....i want one too :)