On July 29, 1973, Led Zeppelin had been staying on the Drake Resort in New York Metropolis whereas on tour. It was round 7:30 p.m. when Zeppelin highway supervisor Richard Cole went to examine on a giant chunk of money stashed of their resort deposit field. To his utter dismay, as a substitute of the $200,000 that had allegedly been saved within the field all that he discovered had been 5 passports. After an emergency press convention and the graduation of an austere police investigation, the hunt for the offender was on (per Far Out Journal).
Being that Cole was the one one who had entry to the field, he grew to become the point of interest of the investigation. “He was interrogated and fingerprinted. Cole additionally stated that he had taken and handed a lie detector check. Nonetheless, he remained a major suspect, as did a bellman.” Writer Bob Spitz shared in “Led Zeppelin: The Biography.” Regardless of the scandal that the press was calling “the largest-ever resort money theft in New York Metropolis,” the members of Led Zeppelin had been hardly distressed. To them, $200,000 was a mere trifle and would hardly dent their already huge fortune. Nonetheless, the hunt for the criminal endured, in line with the New York Submit.