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‘Hardcore Pawn’ goes ‘Fishing for Trouble’ on Tru-TV

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Tonight's episode of "Hardcore Pawn," Detroit's famous American Jewelry and Loan, the pawn shop that is never without conflict, crazies and sibling rivalry was titled, “Fishing for Trouble.”

As the episode begins it is the day of the antique car parade called “Woodward Dream Cruise,” which travels down Eight Mile with awesome specimens of yesteryear. There will be hundreds of people watching this event and Les wants to make sure that their vintage cars are on display for the interested buyers who come to the event.

A man with a hat that reads “Jesus is my Boss” wants to pick up his daughter’s merchandise. He has no ticket for the merchandise, but insists that she tell him he could get it. After arguing with the girl at the window, he gets to speak with Les. When he asked what kind of business Les was running, he was told; a legitimate one. When Byron came by to quell the fire, the guy put his hands on him and got a free escort out the door.

Next, Les and Ashley come out to the parking lot to witness the world’s largest fishing lure. It is painted in beautiful colors, and it is very attractive. It is titled, “Hooked on Michigan” with scenes of the state incorporated across the body of the fish, and on one end is a huge hook. He is asking $27,500 for the piece. Les asked what the lowest he would take for it; $10,000 was the reply; a far cry from the original asking price. Ashley told her father, if he wants to buy it, $3,000 is the price, and Les would not budge, finally the man agreed and Les is now the owner.

Back in the shop, Ashley went in to get her brother. When he came out and saw it, he asked if Les paid $200? When he heard it was $3,000, he thought his father was crazy. Les disagreed, because of the Dream Cruise attracting people to their shop. Seth countered by telling his father that the cruise ended that day, and if it is not sold; it will remain in the shop for months.

A man with a 1957 milk truck comes to see Les and wants to sell it. It was made by Divco for the Colosimo Dairy. The man restored it himself and wanted $50,000 for this pristine relic of days gone by. The best Les would offer was $22,500, and no deal was made for the truck, even if Les threw in the big Michigan lure.

In the shop, a man came in with a silver coin that he wants $1,700 for so he can fix his boat. The coin is only worth the silver content value of $13. When he wants to talk to someone else, he tells Seth that he is insulting his intelligence. When Byron comes over, the man calls him Sasquatch and then pushes him; wrong thing to do, so he received a walk out the door by Byron and his assistant.

So Les got Bobby J to help him sell the lure. He dressed up in the Major Saving suit and stood outside attempting to draw attention to the lure. Bobby J came in and told them someone was interested in the lure. Les and Ashley went out to make a deal. The man owned a tropical fish store, and it would look great outside. Les would not sell it for less than $3,000, and the man only would pay $2,000, no deal. Now Les plans to have it certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest lure on this episode of "Hardcore Pawn."

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