I Met Dave Hester!

Dave Hester, Storage Wars
Dave Hester, Storage Wars

I forgot to share this San Diego tidbit from last week. When at my first swap meet in years (where some friends were selling some ceramic goods), I met Dave Hester from Storage Wars.

There he was, on Sports Arena Blvd in San Diego, with a stall at the swap meet. He was hawking shirts, hats, and stickers with Yuuup on them. He also had old junk, presumably from storage lockers, out for a dollar. And folks were buying it!

I told him I liked him on the show and that we argued in my office about the other chowderheads. Like Jarrod and Brandi, both of whom I find annoying. (But the Senior Chief, who I work with, likes. . .)

Dave said something very interesting: If you love me, I am in your heart. And if you don’t love me, I am in your mind. And I win either way. Good quote.

I asked him if the show was coming back and he said its season premiere was in a couple of days. Of course, he did not mention the massive lawsuit he was in with the producers:

“Storage Wars” may have a real war brewing with one of its stars.

Dave Hester, a former cast member, has filed a lawsuit against the show, according to RadarOnline.

In the lawsuit, Hester is claiming the series is fake, and he says when he made complaints to the network about the staged portions of the show he was fired, Radar reported.

Dave Hester, Barry Weiss, Brandi Passante, and Jarrod Schulz
Dave Hester, Barry Weiss, Brandi Passante, and Jarrod Schulz

The popular A&E reality show follows auctioneers and buyers as they bid on various storage units blindly and then raid their purchases in hopes of finding treasures. According to Radar, Hester claims show producers plant valuable items in the units to presumably make the show more interesting.

The suit also claims the show rigs the bidding process. In one part of Hester’s suit, he goes so far as to say the network paid for one female cast member’s plastic surgery to increase her sex appeal and make her more appealing to viewers.

Good luck, Dave, in everything you do. I know your business will be successful. . .