Tom Petty is breathing a sigh of relief tonight. The rock legend’s stolen guitars have been recovered and a man is in custody, according to police.
The unidentified suspect was arrested last night in L.A., according to Culver City, California, police Lt. Ron Iizuka.
Five guitars were stolen from a soundstage where the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were rehearsing for their upcoming U.S. tour.
A $7,500 reward was offered for the return of the stolen guitars, which included a vintage 1967 Rickenbacker, a 1967 Epiphone, and a 1965 Gibson.
“Sometimes people make mistakes, but we’d like these back,” Petty said on Twitter last week. “No questions asked.”
Petty is one of the top recording artists in the U.S., selling over 57 million albums, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.
The band’s tour is set to start Wednesday in Colorado.
What was it like wondering what had happened to his guitars? We’re guessing that the waiting was the hardest part.