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Man charged with stealing Fender Telecaster from a dead man
Steven Conrad admitted stealing the electric guitar to local police officers, who then charged him with theft of moveable property from a corpse.
The $2,000 (approximately Â£1,286) electric guitar was returned to the family and entombed in a crypt at the mausoleum at Allouez Catholic Cemetery.
Mr Conrad, 39, who works at the cemetery, is quoted to have said: "That's a Telly, a really expensive guitar. I have to have that guitar. It's too expensive to be in a crypt."
The sheriff's department added that Mr Conrad had gone on to say: "This isn't something I normally do; I just have a respect for fine musical instruments."
Known as the Tele, the Fender Telecaster is a solid body electric guitar that was first introduced in 1949.
It is named after its inventor, Leo Fender, whose pioneering contribution to electric guitars changed the face of music forever.
ÂPosted on 27 Sep 2011 14:43 to category : Instruments News
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