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Plea for good Samaritians

Scene of the crime: the airport dump

Dear Sir,

This is a shout out to all my friends in Bermuda. All who know me know that I have been a straight-up guy with all that have known me. I have never refused to give help to a Bermudian, whether it be big or small, since I arrived here on these blessed islands 12 years ago.

If you had only one man left, standing in your corner, in a difficult time, I would be a good choice. Now, I ask you Bermudians who know me, and those who have heard of me, for your help. I need your assistance.

Last Friday, at the start of Bermuda Heroes Weekend, I was asked to go to the airport dump to do a job. My employee was told to leave at 4pm because the dump was locking the gate and he had to leave. I arrived back to the dump at 4.03pm to begin working when I saw him walking in front of the airport. I asked him what he did with my tools. He had secured them in a container at the very end of the dump, next to the water.

On the Saturday morning, it rained a lot. I was also trying to contact the customer about the job and received no guidance. We did not work on Saturday. The dump gate is open from 8am to noon on Saturday. On the Tuesday at 8.30am, I arrived at the container; it was all but empty.

Sometime between 4pm on Friday and Saturday morning, my tools were stolen. Only a couple of employees at the dump knew the tools were there, hidden in a container right next to where they were working. I contacted the police and the officer went to the dump the next day. She said she spoke to the girl on the gate and that no one saw anything.

That was the investigation that took place on my behalf. I have asked if she saw the camera at the gate … no reply. If the police department would like to add something to it, I would love to hear it.

Now, this a list of the tools that were stolen from the hands of a hard-working, giving, honourable working man by a sneaky, slimy, wretched, dishonest, opportunistic, poor excuse for a human being. He used his car and couldn’t get the second oxygen bottle in it, so he left it. He then drove along a dirt road next to the airport runway so he wouldn’t be seen on the main dump road.

Here we go. About $2,500 to replace everything:

• Two gauges — one oxygen, one acetylene (one gauge is missing a plastic cover on the dial)

• Two torches — one is a combination torch — plus 50 feet of hose

• Two 4½in mini-grinders (Milwaukee). Red in colour

• 1 DeWalt cordless 20-volt impact driver with two batteries (yellow with the name “Logan” burnt into it)

• One grinding shield (green headband)

• One 26ft measuring tape (silver colour)

• Four extension cords of approximately 350 feet — one red, three yellow, one has a three-way plug

• One white hard hat

• Cutting and grinding discs

• One grey shirt

• Two 12in adjustable wrenches — one is silver and one has blue-and-grey rubber handgrip. “Expensive”

• One 2lb hammer — square-faced with blue fibreglass/rubber handle

• One welder’s chipping hammer, with a yellow string for a straight line

• One full large oxygen bottle

• One full large acetylene bottle

• One bottle cart — rusty, but still did its job

There is probably more but I just always try to bring more than I need.

If any of the many I know hears of a sale too good to be true, call me, or someone who knows me.

Make an effort. There are only so many people who have access to the dump. Please don’t tell me it could have ben anyone in Bermuda. Not everyone in Bermuda knew my tools were there and 99.9999 per cent of Bermudians would never ever do this.

Cut this out of the paper and put it somewhere people can see it. I want my tools back.


Scotian Steelworks Ltd