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Monday, May 2, 2005

The Case of the Stained Glass Bandit -- And His Patrons

In the latest Riverfront Times comes this article: The Case of the Stained Glass Bandit by Kristen Hinman. Hinman does a decent job of reporting on the story, and talked with the right people, but the fact that she doesn't mention which dealers bought the stolen windows is distressing. The captured thief surely divulged his patrons' names, and that would be available publicly.

The article seems to imply that this thief is more responsible for the rash of stolen windows than the unscrupulous dealers who fuel the thievery by fencing stolen goods. Ten guys will step in to fill Tanter's place -- and the dealers will buy from them, too, so long as out-of-town buyers can be had...

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