I need to apologize. Earlier this year I ran a series of articles about the theft of some Wonser Bitters bottles from the Piper Opera House. In those articles I misstated some facts concerning Jeff Wichmann.
Jeff Wichmann was not a “principle” or an “architect” of the theft. The “Investigative Report”that I told you I was relying on shows that Mr. Wichmann was never charged with any crime. It shows that no search warrant or arrest warrant was ever issued for him.
Any impression that I may have given to my readers of this Blog that Mr. Wichmann knowingly sold any stolen bottles or sought to conceal either his purchase of the bottles or his subsequent resale is incorrect. In fact, the Investigative Report demonstrates that Mr. Wichmann cooperated with the authorities and provided documentation concerning the sale. Mr. Wichmann did not know nor did he have any connection with the individuals who were ultimately charged and convicted in the theft of the Wonser Bottles.
I apologize for any impression that my readers may have had concerning Mr. Wichmann.