Over the 4th of July weekend an Illinois family woke up in the morning to find that they bounce house they had rented was nowhere to be found. The family had finished up the party around 4AM & went inside to get some sleep. When they awoke in the morning about 9AM the bouncy house was gone. The rental company Morris and Company Entertainment estimated that the bounce house weighed between 250 to 300 pounds. For this reason the police believe that there were multiple people involved in the theft.
While the rental company commented this is the first time this has ever happened in their 30 years of business, this is a perfect example of why your party rental business needs to have Inland Marine Property Insurance. Though it may be rare, these expensive party equipment rentals attract thieves looking to make some quick cash. The unit was worth about $2,500. The rental company is offering a reward for anyone who finds the inflatable.
KWQC TV6. “Bounce House Stolen from Moline Yard”. By Emma Hogg. http://kwqc.com/2016/07/05/bounce-house-stolen-from-moline-yard/. July 5, 2016.
Dispatch Argus. “Police puzzled by bounce house’s disappearance.” By Rachel Warmke. http://www.qconline.com/news/crime/police-puzzled-by-bounce-house-s-disappearance/article_95a1e37c-e10c-591a-b26b-aa52328f1778.html. July 6, 2016.