Tom Petty’s Family Files Police Report Over Auction Items it Calls ‘Stolen’

Tom Petty’s family recently filed a police report over auction items it believes were stolen from the late singer’s estate. The items, which were set to be auctioned off, included Petty’s handwritten lyrics, instruments, and other personal belongings.

The items were set to be auctioned off by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. However, Petty’s family stopped the auction from happening and filed a police report with the Los Angeles Police Department. The family believes the items were stolen from the estate and that the auction was not authorized.

The auction was set to include a variety of items, such as Petty’s handwritten lyrics for “Free Fallin'” and “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” as well as guitars, stage-worn clothing, and other personal items.

The family is now working with the LAPD to investigate the matter. The family has not yet commented on the situation, but a representative from Julien’s Auctions has said that they are cooperating with the authorities and that they are confident the items were obtained legally.

The investigation is ongoing, and it is unclear at this point if any criminal charges will be filed. It is also unclear if the auction will be able to go ahead as planned.

This situation has caused a stir among Petty fans, who are concerned about the fate of the items. Petty was a beloved artist, and his fans are eager to see his legacy preserved. It is unclear at this point if the items will be returned to the estate or if they will be auctioned off.

The situation is a reminder of the importance of protecting an artist’s legacy, and it serves as a cautionary tale for those who wish to sell off an artist’s memorabilia. It is important to ensure that all items are obtained legally and that the artist’s estate is properly compensated.