Hi, my name is Dan Sperry and I'm a professional touring magician. I've lived in Las Vegas for the past several years and over those years as I've grown to further develop my show I've had to move my studio into a warehouse complex and rent a unit. For almost 6 years I've been there without incident.
In the early hours of Thursday September 19 a dark colored 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee pulled up to my warehouse door. A man got out and broke out the deadbolt door frame lock of my front door and entered where he proceeded to start packing his Jeep with as much of my stuff as he could fit and took off. Not long after he returned with an accomplice who appears to be female. They entered and continued to burglarize my warehouse and destroy, trash and vandalize as much as they could inside. During the burglary they found the spare key to my van and with my van loaded up as well they stole it along with everything else.
The police were called and a detective was brought in. I can't say too much else because there's evidence and other things they did etc that provide details we can't disclose because we are certain they're watching my social media. We have video footage that is also better quality than these screen shots - hopefully someone out there will recognize them.
They took everything I need for my show and beyond. Not just my props - many of which were custom made and one of a kind - but also my laptops I use to run my show, production equipment for my weekly close up show I do in Las Vegas such as sound and lighting equipment and all cables to run them, projectors, flat screens, custom stage trussing, backdrop curtains, tshirts and dvds of my merchandise I sell at shows as well as online and more.
I'm completely devastated. I have no show and because of my unique style Halloween becomes the busiest time of the year for me and as it is approaching and as I'm having to prepare to go out and do gigs and shows to make a living I now have no show to do. I've had to cancel my weekly close up show in Las Vegas and stop doing it until further notice.
I've never really asked for help with anything I haven't had any of this handed to me. I'm not rich, don't have a silver spoon etc. It has taken me years and many sacrifices and hard work to get to where I've gotten and in just a short time within the early hours of the morning it was taken from me. I feel like I've gotten taken out at the knees. I've made this page because I need help. What was stolen and damaged is beyond what we can fathom but this is a start to try and rebuild and get back on track to where I was and where I was going. Truly heartfelt thanks to everyone.
You can also follow up dates on my Facebook and Instagram .
I know these pictures aren't great but hopefully they will spark an idea?
Some interior shots of my things ransacked and trashed.
Some items taken:
Two ATA Road Cases that I also use as tables full of magic tricks and items from my show such as voodoo dolls, etc.
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