Thief caught on camera stealing Nita Strauss's Boss multi-effects pedal during guitar clinic

Nita Strauss
(Image credit: Getty Images / Nita Strauss/Instagram)

Former Alice Cooper shredder and current Demi Lovato sidekick Nita Strauss hosted a clinic at Big House Guitars in Atlanta, Georgia over the weekend, and all was going swimmingly until a man stole her Boss GT-1000CORE multi-effects pedal directly from the stage.

The thief took his opportunity after Strauss had concluded an instructional session, and was elsewhere hosting a meet and greet with those in attendance. In footage posted to Nita Strauss’s Instagram page, the man can be seen brazenly swiping the GT-1000CORE, and covering it with an envelope in a vain attempt to conceal it.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.