Anthony Eugene Sheriff, known as Sheriff Drumman, is a beloved performer in the Los Angeles area. With a massive 13-piece drum kit, a red Ford F-350 pickup truck outfitted with lights, a smoke machine, and a speaker system, Sheriff often stages elaborate marathon performances that always bring a crowd.
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Sheriff was the subject of an extensive Los Angeles Times profile after his truck and drum kit were stolen outside of his apartment. “When I got outside, I had a total panic attack,” Sheriff said. “I fainted in front of my neighbors. I started screaming, I was calling for help like someone had shot me. It felt like the devastating news of a loved one being murdered.”
The kit took Sheriff nearly six years to build as the drumset included three snares, two bass drums (one with a double kick pedal) and a massive ride cymbal.
“It means the world to me,” Sheriff said of his custom drum kit. “Without drums, my life would have went a completely different way. There’s no other way to say it. It’s my therapy, it’s my fun, it’s my life.”
The truck was located a few days after it went missing, but his drum kit and other accessories were missing. He started a GoFundMe campaign to help with repairs and to build his setup back up.
"Man, thank you guys so much," he said. "Thank you for taking the time and the resources to support and help what I do. I love you for that, and would love to meet you for a day in person."