Hey T! Glad you got your gear back, and that situation sucks for real. I'm nervous any time I stop anywhere in JT, even if my stuff is locked up. Bad situation.
Just so you don't get too riled, "Off Topic Marmot" appears on ST when a thread is getting too far off the posted thread topic. For instance, your topic was about the theft and recovery; then people chose to take it other ways with their personal axes to grind.
He's there as a humor device, and to remind people to please stay On Topic. Smile and love the Off Topic Marmot!
If you get up to Vegas any time, let's go climbing.