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Topic: My house was robbed
Message: Posted by: Jaxon (Jul 12, 2008 08:49PM)
Came home today and my door was open. I walked in and my house is trashed. It looks like that "It takes a thief" TV show. All the drawers and cupboards were left open and some spill on the floor. My couch was upside down and every single room is crashed.

The took my TV, All my DVD's (About 100 movies and about 30 magic DVD's. Some of which were signed). A lot of my clothes, boxes of odds and ends. My magic close up case with close up props such as trick decks, gimmick coins and other close up props. I imagine they probably looked in and saw the coins so decided to take it. Some antiques that belonged to my grand parents. And who knows what else because the house is so trashed it'll take a while to clean it all up and find everything that's missing. All of it is gone.

They got my old computer that that's no big loss. It didn't even have a hard drive in it when they took it. But I'm glad my laptop and some of my more expensive props where in my car with me.

I really don't know why I'm posting about this in here other then just to vent. Thanks for listening.

Ron Jaxon
Message: Posted by: Aaron Little (Jul 12, 2008 08:59PM)
Sorry to hear about the robbery. It certainly leaves one feeling rather helpless. I am glad that you were not there when the invasion took place.

[quote] Came home today and my door was open. I walked in and my house is trashed.[/quote]
This is almost always a bad idea. If there are not people inside that you are charged with protecting (ie family) then do not go in and just call the police. Catching burglars in the act can create a violent situation very quickly.

Perhaps this can serve as a warning to others.
Message: Posted by: Tony Iacoviello (Jul 12, 2008 09:25PM)

If there is anything I can do to help, let me know. Anything you need for work that you cannot replace, I may have it, and can send it to you. I know what you are going through, the violation of your home, and the feelings you are experiencing. We went through a similar thing here, and my daughter's house was robbed just 2 months ago. It can tear you up.

Message: Posted by: martini (Jul 12, 2008 10:35PM)
Greetings Ron;
As Aaron said, at least you did not walk in on whoever did this.

I don't know what you need, but anything I can help with, just shout.

Go to my website at; martinismagic.com and anything on there that you can use, just let me know and it will be in the mail monday morning to you, no charge.

All the Best
Message: Posted by: Demon5magic (Jul 12, 2008 10:48PM)
It sucks getting robbed doesn't it? my house got robbed last easter, (it was't nearly as bad as your's) and I think the worst feeling is, most of the stuff....is gonna end up in a dumpster somewhere....
Message: Posted by: Stevethomas (Jul 12, 2008 10:55PM)
I'm so sorry this happened to you.

Message: Posted by: Margarette (Jul 13, 2008 12:11AM)
Ron, I am so sorry to hear this! I don't have a lot of close up stuff, but if you need something, and I have it, you are more than welcome to it! My house in Little Rock was broken into back in the fall, and the one who discovered it was my 11 year old. I shudder to think what would have happened if he had walked in while the thieves were still in the house!

Message: Posted by: Donal Chayce (Jul 13, 2008 02:27AM)
Ron, I'm sorry. When I was a kid, our house was burglarized, and I can still remember the feelings.

I hope that the SOB does something stupid (like attempt to fence your stuff locally) and he gets caught.
Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Jul 13, 2008 01:34PM)

We have been great friends and I hate to see you go through this or anyoine for that matter. I like to think that in times like this, we as magicians and bothers and sisters in magic can come togteher and help each other out. That is why I am sending you over some money today via paypal to you and I will not take no for an answre. You are a friend and I want to help out. I hope the money can help recover some of what you lost. No need to repay me at all. It is my pleasure and my way to help you out.

I hope that others rreading this will also help Ron out as much as you can. Ron has and is a wonderful person and has done so much for the art of magic. If you can even help in any way or sending a few dollars his way, please do so. This way we can help eahc other out in times of great need.

I am not sure Ron wants me to do this, but I feel it is important to help him out. His apypal acount email adrress is as follows:


Use that if you feel you can help Ron with even a little bit of money that may help him get back on his feet again.

Message: Posted by: Jaxon (Jul 13, 2008 01:39PM)
Thanks so much everyone. You're right. I am glad no one was there.

And thanks for all the offers. Some of the stuff obviously can't be replaced such as my grand parents antique stuff. Things like the clothes, DVD's and TV all **** me off but I know they are replaceable. Just going to take some time.

Some of the shows I have lined up in the near future are going to be a little harder because of some of the props that got taken. But I'll manage. Can you believe Ron Jaxon doesn't have a flipper coin right now? :)

Luckily the Abbbott's get together in next month and I'm sure I'll find some of the things I lost there.

Thanks again everyone. It sucks but I'm sure we'll survive.

Ron Jaxon
Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Jul 13, 2008 01:42PM)
You will survive my friend and we as magician borthers and sisters will be out there to help you up and help you back on your feet again. I fele we can all help each other out in great times of need like you are going through right now. So if I can help any further, please just let me know. I hope others reading this will also chimne in and be able to assist Ron as well.

Message: Posted by: Jaxon (Jul 13, 2008 01:44PM)
I must have posted my last post at the same time Kyle was posting.

You're too much Kyle. Thank you.

Ron Jaxon
Message: Posted by: magic4u02 (Jul 13, 2008 01:54PM)
Welcome my friend. I hope that it can help you out even a little bit. My pleasure. let us know how we can help.

Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (Jul 14, 2008 08:31AM)

Very sorry to hear of this. I was robbed once, and the feelings of sadness and anger I still remember.

The second time was at night, while my family and I were upstairs sleeping. That one really shook me.

You never quite get over it, I find. Best wishes on the hard task of moving on...

Message: Posted by: Steven Steele (Jul 14, 2008 09:15AM)

I'm really sorry that you were burgled. My wife and I had a similar thing happen when we were first married. And Jim is right. The feelings of anger, sadness, and personal intrusion were surprising. It did teach me that I am a much more materialistic person than I had thought. Anyway, I did learn something about myself from the experience. I wish you well.

My son and I have been fans of 'It Takes a Thief' since the series started. We decided that we needed to do something to protect all of the stuff in our house. (After 30 years of marriage and 2 children, there's quite a bit.) So we installed a medium size safe (bolted to the foundation of the house, cement) and an alarm system. My wife is really happy and has given her some peace of mind, but we both feel much safe now. Isn't that a sad state of affairs? Not that were happy, but that we have to take such measures to ensure our happiness.

In the meantime, my family's thoughts and prayers are with you.

Message: Posted by: Piers (Jul 14, 2008 11:00AM)
Let me know if I can help also...
Piers. UK
Message: Posted by: Vandy Grift (Jul 14, 2008 11:19AM)
That SUCKS! Sorry to hear it man.
Message: Posted by: SpellbinderEntertainment (Jul 14, 2008 04:39PM)
I’m upset to hear about this, and pleased you did decide to share it on the Café, so people could offer at least emotional support.

Aside from all the loss and mess, it must still be upsetting on a psychological level.

I hope the police were able to find some clues or evidence, it sounds not only like a robbery, but quite malicious, there was not reason to turn over the sofa and for some of the other mess except for being vindictive.

Keep us posted on anything rare, magic props or book wise, some of us may have doubles of some older stuff we can get you.

Best of luck with the shows, I know it will be rough going for a while.

Message: Posted by: P&L2007 (Jul 16, 2008 12:23AM)
I'm very sorry to hear this Ron.
Message: Posted by: Review King (Jul 21, 2008 06:09PM)
Ron has a site with some killer orginal effects. What say we all grab something and help a brother out:


Ron can you list the DVD's you had?
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Aug 2, 2008 05:09PM)

I have been through the same thing, and I know exactly how you feel. The main thing right now is to "harden" your home. Replace the locks with pick-proof/bump-proof locks. Install an alarm system. If you own your own home, put up high impact storm windows.

We live in a neighborhood that is surrounded by apartment units. Many of the residents of these units are people of limited trustworthiness. It's to the point that several of our neighbors have been burglarized and/or held up at gunpoint.

We put 160 MPH rated hurricane glass storm windows on all our first floor windows, as well as the leaded glass panel in our front door. We replaced all of our wood with Hardi-plank. We installed Multi-Locks. And we have a monitored alarm system. We feel a lot better now.