In a nutshell, I bought 4 boxed consoles from our pal Rich @Retroactive whilst exhibiting at Insomnia. I was well chuffed- got a great deal on a boxed Saturn, SNES, Megadrive and NES and put it behind our arcades on the stand.
Then I noticed someone had half-inched my SNES, pretty bummed out I spoke to “Sarge” at security. He had the determination of a T-800 and Alex Murphy’s sense of justice with an obvious military background.
I showed him a photo of what was taken and he then sprung into action, talking on his radio and to be honest I had little hope of seeing the SNES again. After all the details were taken, I popped off the stand to drown my sorrows in a Flat White. But when i returned- there he was with the SNES under his arm and the perps were taken care of.
Made my day and I bought hime a well deserved Mocha to say thanks. Rich said i’ll never be seeing that again, happily he was wrong thanks to the stalwart team at the NEC.