This Buffalo-based DJ lost all of his gear when it was stolen from a trailer, but a Facebook post about the theft resulted in the recovery of everything.
BUFFALO, Minn. (FOX 9) – – A Buffalo DJ went from the lowest emotions to a feeling of sheer joy in less than a week.
His name is Josh Johnson and he puts on hundreds of events.
“It’s just amazing the energy to just see people connect and see people smile,” said Johnson.
Even so, Johnson’s Soulful Sounder business had a huge hit last year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I’ve lost about 80 percent of my business,” said Johnson. Because of this, he had decided not to renew his corporate insurance in order to get through. Then, on Tuesday morning, he woke up in shock.
“Oh my god, I can’t believe this,” said Johnson. “Just disappointment, you feel a little hurt.”
Johnson had leaned his tool tag against a tree to keep it from being opened. but thieves fell the tree and the trailer’s lock.
“I went back and then I was like, ‘Oh my god,'” said Johnson.
More than $ 10,000 in equipment was stolen.
“Then your mind racing because you know I’m finally going back to work after a very tough year,” he added.
So he went on Facebook and shared a list of everything that was taken.
“The Facebook post made all the difference,” said Johnson.
On Saturday Josh received a message from the Guitar Center in Maple Grove. They had seen his post and now someone was there trying to sell Johnson’s equipment.
“Sure enough, a majority, I’d say about 70% of what was taken was there,” said Johnson. “It was just crazy, the power of social media is really something … I mean, it’s an amazing man, literally blown away.”
Johnson now says he’s just grateful to have his gear back.
“I have no ill will towards you,” he told FOX 9.