Ten years ago, after a Johnny Marr and the Healers gig at the Scala in King's Cross, London, Stephen White, then 28, found himself backstage with the opportunity to gank Marr's 1964 cherry red Gibson SG guitar… so he did. White, who said it was a "spur of the moment decision" and was disgusted with himself for not returning it, recently got busted when he took his prize to a guitar shop on the famed Tin Pan Alley street in London's West End for repairs. A savvy individual tipped off officials and the game was up.
Marr is on tour with the Cribs right now, and holds no ill will towards White, who received 200 days of community service as his sentence.
Let's watch a video with Johnny Marr after the jump, where he describes falling in love with the guitar.