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Musician offered $1 million reward for return of stolen laptop. Now he has to pay up.

This is a cautionary tale to all of us who get instruments stolen and make desperate offers for their return.

Hiphop artist Ryan Leslie did that when his lappie, with lots of music, was nicked in New York. A German visitor, Armin Augstein, found it while walking his dog. He claimed the reward. The musician refused to pay. A jury decided he must. ‘I love American justice,’ cried the plaintiff.

Read more in the New York Post (the Times never covers real life or crime).

photo: Ryan Leslie, wikipedia

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  1. Peter - a different Peter from the other Peter says:

    A great example of “be careful what you wish for, you might just get it”.
    Looks like he could afford it, so hard to feel sorry for someone hoist with their own hyperbole.

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