Four of my stolen games have been found thanks to Fast-Ed in Potosi. The original thread can be viewed here; https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stolen-games-mid-missouri-help-request
The problem is, they’re at a pawn shop, and the pawn shop is refusing to release them. The Washington County Missouri Sheriff’s Department has put a hold on the games, so the pawn shop can’t legally sell them. The pawn shop has obtained an attorney and is citing Missouri Statute Section 367.044.1 to require me to either pay them for my games, or complete all the requirements listed in the statute. The statute can be seen here: http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/stathtml/36700000441.html
Anyone have any experience with this kind of thing? Particularly looking for someone with legal experience that has dealt with a statute like this. It’s completely unimaginable to me that I’d be required to pay for my own property and/or jump through these hoops to get my property back.
Really big thanks to local friends and collectors Ed, Chris, and Dave for their help in finding and helping me attempt to get these pins back.
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