‘Aloha is there’

Surfer/ musician Mike Young was heartbroken because his vintage Takamine guitar was stolen from his truck on June 8 after he left it parked overnight in front of Sueoka Store in Koloa. Following an article on The Garden Island and emails sent by Carol Yotsuda from the Garden Island Arts Council, Young’s prized possession was anonymously returned. ‘Aloha is there,’ he said. ‘My baby is back.’ The guitar had been previously owned by Peter Moon and the late Mike Joao. Also taken — and returned — were two custom surfboards. Young said no questions were asked, he was just happy to have his belongings back, especially his guitar, and thanked everyone who helped to recover them.


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