When Pawn Stars debuted in 2009, nobody expected that the one character who was not a member of the Harrison family, Austin Lee Russell, AKA Chumlee, would steal the show. What happened to him recently has turned heads.
If Chumlee was not a childhood friend of Corey Harrison, it is doubtful he would be employed at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop at all. One of his biggest blunders happened when a guy came in to pawn his upright bass for $700, expecting to get it back later. Chumlee leaned it against the wall in a precarious position, and it fell and shattered. When the owner came back, the guys had to pay the irate man $20,000 dollars, the full value of the instrument.