The holiday season is a time for love, kindness and giving. Sadly last night my brother experienced none of those things. In fact it was the exact opposite.
Around 11:15 PM on December 15th my brother, Rick Gerber dropped by my place to visit after playing a music set at Alta Resort. Within a half hour, he walked outside to find his vehicle, a 2007 white Chrysler Pacifica, gone. Inside the car was a good portion of his music equipment including the love of his life-a Gibson acoustic guitar he's had for 20 years, a book of poetry along with movie scripts he's been working on for years, an iPod with all of his original recordings and music equipment he picked up for a friend not 10 minutes before arriving at my home. Many of these items are irreplaceable. His life's work in fact.
Rick has been a gifted musician for all his life. He's lived in Ogden for nearly 20 years where he has formed bands such as Tanglewood, Labcoat, Bad Feather and The Rugs. He's played countless shows around the Wasatch front. My brother has a heart of solid gold. He's one of the kindest, most giving people I've ever known. He is a friend to all and has blessed the lives of many. My heart is breaking thinking about the pain and anguish he is going through.
I'm asking who every did this, please return the car and these items. Even anonymously. As a musician, to have your life's work stolen like that is like stealing apart of your soul. Kindness begets kindness. Love begats love. Please find it your heart to give back the work that my brother has taken a life time to create.
If you have any information at all, please call the police or Rick Gerber directly. 801-458-4121.
Again, the car that was stolen was a 2007 white Chrysler Pacifica. Plate number D776LD.