What happens to stolen baskets? Do people put them in their backyard courses? Are they sold hole or for scrap? 9 baskets have been stolen from Pierce county (WA) this year. WTF? Anyone hear of people selling used baskets?
I like to think they go to basket heaven, where all the discs are lightweight Frisbees, all the putts are from within 10 feet, no one ever disrespects the basket by slapping the chains, and they never have to worry about being lined with aluminum foil.
It varies. I recall one story where some jackass sawed through the center pole right below the cage and then tried to ebay half a basket. It still had the number coin on it (Mach 3), so it was easy to trace.
I bought a Discatcher from Clearwater Disc Golf Store in Florida....everyone who comes over and sees it in my back yard asks if I stole it. It's starting to tick me off some. I agree that they are rarely stolen by disc golfers...more often by idiots. It would be like a ball golfer taking a garden tiller to a putting green...wouldn't happen.
People ask me the same thing about my chainstar, It really pisses me off. First of all insult my character like that, wtf right? Secondly sometimes they sound like that's what they would do if they were me....... total BS.
People stealing baskets is so messed up. I am scared for mine every night, I lock it up and chain er down... religiously.
An additional question... How does one know if a purschased basket (even from a disc golf store) hasn't been stolen or aquired dishonestly? Or made of parts of a stolen basket? To ask if the basket is stolen doesn't nessesarily have to be an attack on the owners character.
My first basket I bought directly from innova and I got asked all the time where I got it, I finally gave it to a local Indian reservation with a bunch of disc so they could teach the local kids about DG
Shortly after I won a protable that could never be mistaken for stolen.
Yesterday, we found three of the stolen Riverside baskets in the downstairs laundry room of Babbitt's home. The Pierce County Sherriff returned them to the Pierce County Disc Golf club. The Sherriff's Department is aware of three baskets still unaccounted for... If you've recently purchased a basket, or know someone who has, it would be wise to err on the side of caution. Please contact the Pierce County Disc Golf Association - or one of it's members, to make sure it's not one of the stolen baskets.