Born of Osiris guitarist Lee McKinney came home yesterday to realize that his house had been robbed.
A post on the band's social media noted that last night, March 11th, intruders broke into his home and stole five guitars, four guns, an amp, a TV and a few other electronics. Thankfully, nobody was home.
The intruders did leave a knife behind. Here is the band's statement on the situation:
“Hey guys. Lee McKinney here. Last night on Monday, March 12 [sic], our house was burglarized. The intruder(s) had a knife that was left on the scene and that makes us feel like the intent was to potentially do more than walk out with material items. Stolen items include a TV, 5 guitars, 1 audio interface, 4 guns, 1 camera, and 1 amplifier. Pictures of the stolen guitars are attached. We have notified the local police. A full investigation is underway. This robbery feels like it was targeted for the studio for exactly the time we were on tour or at work, as we were not home. We’re hoping that by bringing this to public attention that anyone who sees one of these items on sale in any way could help us track down the person who did this. Material items are one thing, but justice against the person who came into our home with a weapon is of the utmost importance. Thank you for your time.
“Serial numbers for the missing instruments are:
Walnut LPM7 – 69540
Honey V6X – 132686
Monster O7X – 139438
Sea Foam VB5 – 139204
“-Lee & Jo McKinney”
McKinney posted photos of his stolen gear if it happens to pop up anywhere. Our thoughts are with the McKinneys and thankful that ultimately they are okay.
Lee is releasing a solo album, Infinite Mind, March 29th via Sumerian Records.