CHARLOTTE -- A Charlotte firefighter's bagpipes were recently stolen from his car.
Joey Cline says the bagpipes were taken after playing at a retired firefighters funeral. He's had the instrument since 2004.
He say's he's doubtful the thieves know what they stole and he doesn't think he'll ever see the bagpipes again.
“They mean a lot to me and the fire department and I think they mean a lot to the community,” said Cline. “Having one of our own down as you could say, it really handicaps us, it puts a higher strain on the remaining four pipers that there are."
Cline says the bagpipes can be returned to any Charlotte Fire Department station.
If you have any information about the stolen bagpipes, you are asked to called Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.