Flock of Seagulls van stolen in Downey

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Flock of Seagulls van stolen as blogged by Flock of Legals founder Flock of Seagulls van stolen in Downey per breaking news reports

Flock of Seagulls van stolen in Downey per reports in the LA Times.   You read that right, Flock of Seagulls, the great 80’s band that inspired the name for our blog, Flock of Legals, has just been the victim of a crime in Downey, California.   According to the reports, the band had just finished a gig in Bellflower and the van and it’s contents were stolen at the Comfort Inn in Downey, California.   Live video of the theft has been posted on Youtube.

Whoever committed this crime probably has no idea they stole from one of the greatest 80’s bands.   Or maybe it was an inside job and the thieves knew exactly who they were stealing from and what they were taking.  Either way, it’s a serious crime with an estimated loss of over $70,000.   Band members reportedly lost equipment, cell phones, personal property, and recordings of unreleased material.   That’s right, some thief is cruising around listening to the next “I Ran”.

Flock of Seagulls van stolen-the perfect crime? or the perfect storm for media coverage?

The internet is currently exploding with stories of Flock of Seagulls van stolen.   The media appeal is massive as America loves an 80’s band with awesome hair, America loves celebrity news, and America loves crime videos.   This case has it all wrapped into one.   We are also hearing an unending supply of bad jokes with puns based on the well known lyrics of Flock of Seagulls songs.  Yes the thieves ran, they ran so far away.    But this is no space age love song, this is true crime.   The Flock of Seagulls van has been stolen, it was caught on video and now I’m blogging about  the crime here on my criminal defense blog called Flock of Legals.   Oh the irony! We can only hope Flock of Seagulls gets back their gear and recordings, not to mention the van.   If nothing else, maybe this case will prove the classic marketing principle of “any publicity is good publicity.”  If this news coverage drives up album or ticket sales for the Flock, I’m all for it.

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