Monday, July 30, 2007

Members of Deerhunter robbed!!

Bradford and Lockett of Deerhunter were robbed at gunpoint Friday night after their show at Lenny's here in Atlanta. Bradford posted this message on their Myspace page:

"We got a friendly homecoming suprise last night in Atlanta when Lockett and I got robbed at gunpoint after our show at Lenny's last night. We literally had just walked off the stage and I was pretty wasted. Lockett was trying to take care of me and get me home. He grabbed my guitar and my stuff and we walked to his car which was parked about a block away from Lenny's because it was so crowded. I heard a commotion behind us but like I said I was pretty out of it. I just opened the door to the car and collapsed in the passenger seat. Then I heard all this yelling and I hear this loud metallic banging on the window and look up and there is a gun in my face and a guy yelling "get the fuck out the car man" I stumbled out and see the other guy has Lockett with his arms spread on the roof of his car and is patting him down. Lockett was begging them to leave me alone. The guy put his gun up to my temple and said "give me EVERYTHING motherfucker I aint fucking with you" I just mumbled something and he put his hands in my pants and took everything I had. My cellphone, my wallet (empty except for credit / bank cards which kristin immidietly cancelled, and about 450 dollars in cash I had for my rent.) They also got all of Lockett's money. They even took my fucking Camel Ultralights and Orange Bic. All I can say is that I'm glad we are not dead. Or more specifically, I am REALLY glad they didn't hurt Lockett. He was just trying to help me get home and would not have even been there at that time otherwise."

I'm really glad neither one of those guys was hurt, although I'm sure that rent money will be missed. Lenny's is unfortunately in a pretty rough area of Atlanta (not to make anyone paranoid), so it's always a good idea to walk with a few friends if you're parked far away from the venue, if possible. There are fucking assholes everywhere, even in nice parts of town, so try and pay attention to your surroundings at all times, although sometimes shit just happens...oh, and try not to carry $450 in cash around with you. ;-) We love you guys, and hopefully karma comes back around and kicks those shitheads in the ass.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

hard to not carry cash around when you just got paid from a show.

indietodd said...

yeah, i know. it was meant more as advice for others.

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