Reader report: House egged again – anyone else?

February 19, 2008 at 11:39 am | In Crime, Seaview, West Seattle news | 8 Comments

Out of the WSB inbox this morning, a reader reports her house getting egged — for the third time in the past few months — in the Seaview neighborhood, and wonders if it happened to anyone else. (Otherwise, we haven’t heard much about this particular brand of vandalism since last month.)

8 Comments

  1. I’m home sick with the flu, so maybe I’m a little delirious. My first thought when I read the headline above was, “TheHouse egged AGAIN? Must of missed hearing about the first time.”
    Sorry, TheHouse.

    Comment by Jo — 11:54 am February 19, 2008 #

  2. Our car has been egged…grrr.

    Comment by Rhonda Porter — 12:02 pm February 19, 2008 #

  3. A week ago Sunday, I saw my neighbors looking at their car which had been hit with an egg. I didn’t notice it until yesterday, that my house had also been hit with an egg (a very dried mess). This is/was on 36th Ave SW, between St. Vincent’s Nursing home and Morgan.

    Comment by smikes — 2:12 pm February 19, 2008 #

  4. I live in Seaview, I guess I should be on the lookout. Any idea what street it was?

    Comment by westseattleite — 4:00 pm February 19, 2008 #

  5. It’s a long mid-winter break for the local student population. What better way to spend one’s idle time than to buy a dozen eggs (what, two bucks max?, if they’re organic) and stroll the neighborhood with some friends and egg houses and cars which don’t pass muster. I can see it now… “Hey, look at that gawdawful paint job that guy did on his doorway,” – egg away!
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    I used to have my car egged regularly when I was in DC, mostly because I was the only house on the block which didn’t have a driveway and on the other side of the street was a park contiguous with the local high school/junior high/elementary school. Could’a been anyone, but my focus was always on the errant youth of today, realizing full well that many moons ago I was in the errant youth category and was – in fact – doing the exact same thing to my neighborhood. Did worse, too, engaged in mailbox baseball as a teenager.
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    I’m guessing it’s not really so much malicious as the excesses of youth. ‘Course, if you don’t get the egg off quickly, the yolk seems to have amazing sticking power – another one of those organic stains (chocolate, blood, et al.) which never seems to go away.

    Comment by credmond — 4:54 pm February 19, 2008 #

  6. Egging alone is not too big of a deal but I too live in SeaView/Fairmont Park area and have been hit by a few things that are more than just an egg.

    A month or so ago we had a firecracker in the mailbox followed the next week by someone trying to kick in our front door. We were at home at the time and had the deadbolt locked when we heard a huge thump. Turns out there was about a size 13 muddy footprint on the front door as if someone were trying to get in.

    The scary thing about the firecracker is that it didn’t go off completely and was shoved in the back of the mailbox when we got the mail. Imagine what could have happened if it was still lit or had just gone off when we got there.

    Now if it’s just an egging, I’d be annoyed but not overly concerned. However, explosives and the whole kicking in a door thing have had me a little worried. We called the police when the latter one happened but didn’t figure out who it was.

    This is more of a note to those in the neighborhood just to keep an eye out. Kids being kids is understandable but all the reports of rocks being thrown up in Admiral a while back and this kind of stuff go well beyond that.

    Comment by M's fan — 9:09 pm February 19, 2008 #

  7. Egging

    This is a week after the events. Last Friday Feb 29 and Saturday March 1 our house was egged. After Saturday evening that makes the 5th time in just over 4 weeks of being egged. We live in the Seaview neighborhood. I have a cedar sided house and I can say at this point we are not able to undo the damage. Our back door is destroyed. Is there any easier way to remove it without taking the paint and the wood?

    Most events have happened while there were 3 day weekends and an occasional 2 day weekend. We are not the occasional hit but rather this target of a bitter person or someone playing a “joke.” I realize that having two boys 11 and 15 makes us even more of a target. We have had several “come to Jesus” sessions about this and no clues as to who. What I find absolutely frustrating is that every kid in the “hood” is accounted for at the time of the event.

    I called the police to report the event. They are not much interested in reporting eggings but I think we’re beyond the one in a blue moon event. They suggest just leaving all the yard lights on. The other thing that has happened along with this is someone has opened our gate and walked through the yard at 3:00 – 4:00 a.m. The only clue I have to this is that the gate opens and then closes (We have wind chimes attached the yard gate and we can hear the latch)… then when jumping up from bed we find the yard motion lights all on.

    I am happy to share any other info that I may have discounted with anyone who has other info or similar events happening to them.

    Thank you

    Bernie O’Brien

    Comment by Bernie O\'Brien — 9:10 am March 8, 2008 #

  8. You are not alone. We live in Victoria, BC and it seems we have become a target as well. We have no kids at home, almost retired and get along really well with everyone in the neighbourhood. Apparently it is because we have a ‘really cool’ row of skylights that faces a cliff behind us. Lucky us. 3 times in 2 weeks. Ah the joys of spring and summer.

    Comment by saanich — 7:47 am March 30, 2008 #

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