DALLAS (CBS11) – Robbed at gunpoint, his car stolen and 50 harmonicas taken along with the vehicle, the “Harmonica Man of Deep Ellum” is without his beloved instruments.
Jack Gulledge, 78, said he was returning home from a gig on Monday night when he said a group of two or three men and a woman ran up on him with a gun pointed at his head.
“They started saying we want everything you have and I said, take it,” said Gulledge. “He got very close and told me that he would blow my brains out if I made a move, so I didn’t make a move.”
They took his wallet, keys, personal information, his Chevy Spark and collection of 50 Hohner Special 20s and Lee Oskar harmonicas.
They also took a custom holster and strap that held each key while he performed.
“I feel naked without them. I feel lost,” said Gulledge.
Gulledge feels the crooks targeted him because of his age.
“I think it’s low to accost anyone, but they hit the right guy because I’m too old to do anything about it,” said Gulledge.
While the loss of his harmonicas leave a void, it’s not being able to perform with his instruments that leaves Gulledge most upset.
“Anger is the key factor. I’m trying not to be angry,” said Gulledge. “If they’re not there, I don’t know who might have them. But I will miss them.”
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