A man who was about to leave an Arkansas music shop was stopped by the its owner after he spotted a guitar-shaped bulge in his clothing.
That sounds like a very painful condition.
According to AP, Clifton Lovell, the owner of Guitars and Cadillacs, said he confronted Morgan Conaster, who at first denied doing anything wrong. But Conatser then confessed to stuffing an electric guitar down his pants.
Lovell said the neck of the instrument was in 29-year-old Conatser's pant leg, while the body of the guitar was hidden under his jacket.
He said he didn't intend to call the police after he recovered the guitar, but then he discovered a wireless sound system was also missing.
The police then carried out a hunt for the man and found the stolen equipment in his bedroom closet. Conatser has been charged with misdemeanor theft.
Owner: Man Tried to Hide Guitar in Pants
"I saw him walking out to his pickup truck and the bulges in his leather jacket. I said, 'Hey what have you got there,'" Clifton Lovell said.
He said Conatser, 29, replied, "Nothing."
Lovell pointed toward the unnatural shapes in Conatser's jacket and pants and said, "You've got something."
Conatser then removed a solid body electric guitar from his pants leg and from underneath his jacket.
"The neck of the guitar was almost down to his knee and the back of the guitar was almost up to his neck. It wasn't hard to spot. There was no way he could sit down or get into the pickup," Lovell said.