Two reports of egging in West Seattle last night – anybody else?

June 27, 2011 at 9:57 am | In Crime, West Seattle news | 59 Comments

Two reports of egging overnight – this one’s from Michelle:

I’m not sure if anyone else was an egging victim last night, but just wanted to put it out there in case it happened to anyone else. Last night I was in my vehicle and eggs were thrown at me from a passing vehicle in front of 5900 California Ave SW. They were driving a dark blue VW. I think it was a Jetta. I didn’t see the people in the car, but as they threw the eggs they yelled something, and it sounded like a male. I managed to get the egg off before it caused any damage, but it was a little saddening to me because I just moved to West Seattle from Philadelphia. I thought it was supposed to be a nicer and safer place here in Seattle.

And on the northwest edge of The Junction, from K:

Woke up to find that someone threw some eggs overnight; one landed on my walkway, and one was a direct smeary hit on my north-facing big living room window.

As has been discussed before in comments on previous such stories – though it’s been a while – this can cause property damage, and in the first case, throwing anything at a passing car can be a major safety risk. So it’s worth reporting to police; you can even do that online, by going here.

59 Comments

  1. Yeah, we came out to our car parked on the street across from a church Saturday morning and discovered that someone had thrown an egg at its passenger side front window.

    Comment by ces — 9:59 am June 27, 2011 #

  2. Sorry this happened to you Michelle. West Seattle is generally a wonderful place with great community and friendly people, but there are jerks everywhere.

    Comment by Jspiff — 10:21 am June 27, 2011 #

  3. Oh my goodness. I hope you are really not that offended by egging. I’m sure it was just some kid’s prank and no harm was intended. Time to lighten up a bit :)

    Comment by Stephanie — 10:24 am June 27, 2011 #

  4. One of the sadder signs that summer has arrived.

    Comment by kate — 10:31 am June 27, 2011 #

  5. Seattle is generally pretty civilized and definitely a nice place to live, sez this Boston transplant.

    But-much as I wouldn’t appreciate an egg tossed at me I pulled my fair share of stupid stunts in a previous life. As when I was in high school.

    Hopefully this was a dumb kid stunt and not a malicious thing. Sorry you got egged. But at least it wasn’t 90 and muggy too, like in Philly.

    Comment by dbsea — 10:32 am June 27, 2011 #

  6. I am sorry that happened, Michelle. Definitely young, male prank behavior. West Seattle is a great community to live in and I hope this doesn’t happen to you again.

    Comment by Jill Loblaw — 10:33 am June 27, 2011 #

  7. If it is worth mentioning, we have been finding leftover egg cartons in the street near our house just off of Charlestown and California. :-(

    Comment by Jill Loblaw — 10:35 am June 27, 2011 #

  8. I was driving with my son on Friday, 6/24, and a black car filled with teenage boys drove by and threw an egg. They tried to get it inside our car since the window was rolled down. They fortunately missed and hit a parked car. They too yelled some sort of chant? This was in the Genessee area of 44th Ave. SW. at about 4:30pm.

    Comment by Maria — 10:37 am June 27, 2011 #

  9. Last night while visiting altamira – the apartments above the junction QFC – I couldn’t help but notice that the inside of the east elevator had been pretty thoroughly egged as well.

    Comment by austin — 10:37 am June 27, 2011 #

  10. My car was egged on Friday night/Saturday morning. I live in the Alaska Junction area.

    Comment by celeste17 — 10:39 am June 27, 2011 #

  11. 1. Young men need attention, and when they can’t get it, they resort to thrills and adrenaline rushes, usually fueled by alcohol.
    2. School is out.
    3. See Nos. 1 and 2.

    Comment by pjmanley — 10:58 am June 27, 2011 #

  12. I fantasize about lying in wait with my paintball gun for little bastards like that. The only thing that gives me pause with that idea: day-glo yellow or bright pink?

    Stephanie, can I come egg your house? It’s harmless.

    Comment by maude — 11:12 am June 27, 2011 #

  13. Our car was egged in our driveway last week. We live in the Seaview area close to Morgan Junction.

    Comment by KC — 11:26 am June 27, 2011 #

  14. Hope someone gets their license number. A visit to the driver’s home by the police should stop the behavior.

    Comment by Kate K — 11:30 am June 27, 2011 #

  15. Little jerks with extra money: who has extra cash to waste eggs (and toilet paper)? Just as maddening as the mess is the the waste of food!

    Comment by angelescrest — 11:34 am June 27, 2011 #

  16. Although I was not egged…I did find a beer bottle in the parking strip of our house yesterday and later discovered vomit (yuck!) in our rockery. This also “reeks” of the just got out of school juvenile stupidity! See pjmanely post above for definitions……

    Comment by dancingcat — 11:39 am June 27, 2011 #

  17. Editor’s note: We will not publish comments with specific identifying information such as names/full license plates – PLEASE share those with police. I have asked the precinct how best people can provide tips on who might be responsible for this sort of thing and Lt. Pierre Davis suggests the Community Police Team – Since it sounds like most of this is happening in western West Seattle, the “William” sectors, that’s CPT Officer Ken Mazzuca, whose contact info is on the CPT page:
    http://www.seattle.gov/police/precincts/southwest/cpt.htm

    Comment by WSB — 11:45 am June 27, 2011 #

  18. Funny enough, I was at the junction QFC late last night (after midnite) and the cashier mentioned selling cartons of eggs to some young men earlier, and that he regretted it in hindsight.

    QFC Management: Please post a note, no bulk egg sales to teens. Yes, this is profiling!

    Comment by Steve — 12:26 pm June 27, 2011 #

  19. I also was egged last night not once but twice. The occupants of a dark blue VW (maybe Jetta)were driving eastbound on Thistle when they attempted to actually hit me with the egg. Fortunately with their car travelling at a high rate of speed they couldn’t hit their target (me) but hit my house instead. As I was on the phone with the non-emergency police to report the incident, they returned traveling westbound on Thistle to once again try to hit me. Unfortunately I was on hold with the police and couldn’t get a plate number. They did have police officers take a report and advised me to call 9-1-1 if it happened again.

    Comment by cjfranko — 12:59 pm June 27, 2011 #

  20. Hubby told me that Super Deli Mart was egged at some point over night Friday to Saturday.

    Comment by MB — 12:59 pm June 27, 2011 #

  21. This sounds like the type of behavior from kids just off of school, like stated in earlier posts. I did my fair share of dumb things when I was a kid, and so I dont agree that all of these kids are jerks. They may not be thinking of the consequences but that doesn’t make them jerks or mean in general. I do believe a visit from an officer would put an end to it though and I hope it happens.

    Comment by Brandon — 1:07 pm June 27, 2011 #

  22. Our house was egged Saturday night at 11:15PM – we’re on 51st & Hudson. I was actually on the phone and standing at the upstairs bedroom window when they hit it twice and then threw 3 more at the side of our house! At first I sort of freaked-out, as I didn’t realize what it was! Unfortunately, I didn’t see the vehicle, as I had already taken my contact lenses out for the evening :)

    I had my step-son clean the mess for the following reasons; he too just graduated from high school, he implied that he MAY know who was to blame, nobody else’s house in the neighborhood was targeted. I just assumed it was a result of some high-jinx between he and his friends…..maybe I was wrong??? :(

    Comment by LS — 1:29 pm June 27, 2011 #

  23. Ok, now that I am reading more comments, these clearly are jerks…

    Comment by Brandon — 1:33 pm June 27, 2011 #

  24. I did stupid stuff when I was a kid, too. Only difference then from now, was if I got caught I got my ass kicked. And rightly so.

    Comment by Wendell — 1:34 pm June 27, 2011 #

  25. This isn’t kids being silly and doing dumb things. It is vandalism and property damage. Eggs will absolutely destroy the the paint job of a car and it is impossible to remove from porous surfaces after it dries. Whoever is doing this…I hope they are found.

    Comment by NFiorentini — 1:49 pm June 27, 2011 #

  26. The other point somewhat lost in this, regarding the first report (and some of the reports in comments) – ANYTHING thrown at a moving vehicle is a potentially deadly hazard. Not the item itself but the fact it may hit or otherwise startle the driver, who as a result could lose control, veer into another car, veer off the road, etc. I’m sure we can all come up with examples of behavior that fits the term “prank” but this, particularly when a moving multi-thousand-pound vehicle is the target, is not one of them. I don’t want to be reporting to you all about a car crash that results from this type of thing and have everyone THEN say “oh, uh, we just thought it was funny, guess not, sorry” – TR

    Comment by WSB — 1:56 pm June 27, 2011 #

  27. “I did my fair share of dumb things when I was a kid, and so I dont agree that all of these kids are jerks.”
    .
    You were being a jerk while you were doing those dumb things. That doesn’t mean you’re a bad person or that good deeds are invalidated. If someone had caught you and kicked your ass, would you have been surprised? :)

    Comment by Adam — 2:00 pm June 27, 2011 #

  28. PS – because they attempted to hit me with the eggs, the police are clasifying it as “assault” rather than vandalism. Probably will carry a stiffer form of punishment!

    Comment by cjfranko — 2:02 pm June 27, 2011 #

  29. I don’t understand what’s funny or entertaining about disrespecting some innocent person’s property…never have, never will. I get it, teenagers do dumb $#%+ when they are bored. I was a bored teenager just a few years ago, definitely wasn’t a “goody goody,” and yet…I still never had the desire to throw eggs (or any object for that matter) at moving cars or others’ hard earned personal property…nor did the people I ran with. It’s just never made sense to me…though it’s probably not even worth trying to understand because I have a feeling there’s a bit more lacking here then just common sense. Good luck at life, boys…

    Comment by MB — 2:11 pm June 27, 2011 #

  30. Huh…. so why isn’t anyone asking QFC for their security camera tape ? Kids buying eggs…. car in parking garage matching description…. HELLOOOOOOOO ! ?

    Comment by C — 2:36 pm June 27, 2011 #

  31. I had an egg thrown through my open car window last summer by a car load of teens, boys and girls, in a dark blue or black jeep charokee. It was very startling.

    Comment by mm — 3:05 pm June 27, 2011 #

  32. “I’m sure it was just some kid’s prank and no harm was intended. Time to lighten up a bit ”

    Why? Why does it being a “prank” excuse the “kid” and why should the person who now has to spend time and money undoing this litle witticism *not* be honked off?

    Harm was intended else they’d have thrown a small water balloon. Eggs makes a mess and the sulfur compounds can damage paint.

    I’ll admit that what they did does not require an answering shot from a 12 gauge but calling it a harmless prank demeans the rights of those attacked.

    Let them pull their “pranks’ on their friends and family so the enjoyment can be truly shared but not on total strangers.

    Comment by Jim P — 3:09 pm June 27, 2011 #

  33. The comment section on the blog is not an affidavit. I think the police would need a warrant to get to the video, but I could be wrong. I’m sorry, but this is getting a little nutty – there are some comments on here that are escalating to borderline scary – with ass-kicking, bringing up 12 guages, etc. This is why mob-mentality scares the crap out of me. Now, anyone driving a dark blue VW *anything* should be a little worried. Oh, and Jeeps, too. Nice, that’s what I drive. Luckily, I won’t be mistaken for anything close to a teenager, but still….
    .
    Please remember to let the police handle this before anyone gets hurt. It’s easy. Just dial 9-1-1 on your phone if you see anything worth reporting.

    Comment by NotMe — 3:27 pm June 27, 2011 #

  34. Whatever happened to a good old toilet paper job?

    Comment by T-Rex — 3:43 pm June 27, 2011 #

  35. Cripes, folks, if these were teens throwing water balloons you’d be calling the police about that too.

    I live on Beach Drive near the lighhouse and occasionally (as in any day over 65 degrees) deal with:

    * people peeing on my property at 2am
    * fighting/yelling/screaming all day/night
    * colorful rap lyrics at 120dB
    * beer bottle through car window
    * drug deals

    I only call the police for the drug and fist fights. But just to prove that I, too, am a grumpy old W Seattle Blog reader, I will share that I do indeed hate Alki in the summer because of these things.

    Eggs and water balloons… I’d take that over drunk 20 something couples waking me with their screaming arguments at 3am on a workday any summer…

    Comment by nuemes — 3:51 pm June 27, 2011 #

  36. (45th and Charlestown)
    Yes, this happened to my step dad’s vintage alfa romeo convertible last week.
    We were all having dinner last night as a family actually talking about how irritating the egging incident was when guess what – my sister heard a car drive by followed by the familiar egg exploding sound. I jumped out into my car and tracked them (dark blue jetta) as these 4 boys were driving a block away looking for their new open window to hit.
    I drove at the until I got close enough to tell if it was indeed them (I was a 16 year old boy too so I know the look). I blocked their car and hopped out and ran at them.
    You should have seen the look on the drivers face! He put the car in reverse and sped backwards at a high rate of speed to out run me in my bare feet.
    I got back in my car and followed them but after about a block (44th and Spokane) they started going way too fast so I backed off and hoped they weren’t about to kill someone.
    The kid in the back seat hung out the window and stuck his tongue out a me in defiance as they drove away, kind of made me chuckle as I pictured a cartoon-like scene where he gets hit with a sign or mailbox.

    Another strange thing I noticed about 30 minutes before the egging incident was another young male on foot looking at the convertible and taking a picture. Not sure if it’s some game where someone scouts beforehand or not or maybe I’m just being paranoid. It is a nice car.

    I hope no one gets hurt ;-)

    Comment by que_so — 4:04 pm June 27, 2011 #

  37. Hi Michelle,
    I am from Philly to. Welcome to West Seattle. It is nicer than Philly. Initiation welcome to the NW

    Comment by Luke — 4:25 pm June 27, 2011 #

  38. Nice… so you decided to chase them instead of calling the cops and got them to go at a high rate of speed in a residential area? Sweet! If only someone could have been hurt or killed – then we would get these little punks for sure!
    .
    Stop with the vigilante crap and call the cops next time. It’s not your job to chase vandals. YOU are lucky they didn’t kill someone.

    Comment by NotMe — 4:28 pm June 27, 2011 #

  39. WS is an awesome place to live. Kids will be kids, no matter where you are.

    Comment by JsL206 — 5:22 pm June 27, 2011 #

  40. They are all going to read this now and there will be more eggings for us all. Hope someone got the plate and they get caught.

    Comment by eggcellent — 5:38 pm June 27, 2011 #

  41. Why is “Honda Civic Stolen” and “robbery” getting far less attention then something that happens weekly? I dont understand how people in west seattle are so focused on little annoyances that every male teenager does. It happens every week. Yet people are getting mugged, beaten, their property destroyed or shot at, people getting drunk or throwing trash on their yards and there is barely any attention given to it.
    I was egged two weeks ago by a black car and I brushed it off because it happens. Its insignificant. If your smart enough to spend the 5 minutes washing it off with a hose or changing your cloths rather then calling everyone and making thirty posts about it nothing bad can happen. Paint will only chip if the egg stain has been on there for 48 hours or more without rain.
    This shouldnt be the major focus. Kids will be kids.

    Comment by Battery — 5:48 pm June 27, 2011 #

  42. Please people….if you get egged, call 911 immediately and provide the best description of the teens/car. From my experience when these teens do this, they are hitting multiple houses/cars during one night. The police have told me before, the more 911 calls they get that describe the same car/teens the easier it is to find them.

    Comment by feather — 6:01 pm June 27, 2011 #

  43. Found out the hard way, when our car was egged on a sunny day years ago that it CAN damage the finish if it dries on there, so if you think it’s funny, think again. That’s real property damage – not as bad as the drunken examples listed above, but damage all the same. If it happens to your car, be sure to rinse it off right away if you can.

    Comment by MMB — 6:02 pm June 27, 2011 #

  44. maybe their taking this game to the streets. Any one checked youtube?

    http://throw-eggs-at-cars-game.playfreegamess.com/

    Comment by patt — 6:15 pm June 27, 2011 #

  45. Our front window was egged last (Sunday) night around 11pm, in North Admiral. I feel old saying this, but I hope these kids find a mall or a beach — some other way of spending their summer.

    Comment by Ethan&MK — 6:40 pm June 27, 2011 #

  46. Cause Honda Civics get stolen all the time, too? I dunno, it’s one reason I didn’t buy one…

    Comment by datamuse — 8:47 pm June 27, 2011 #

  47. the windshield/hood on the driver side of our car was egged sometime Sat night/early Sunday morning as well; it was parked on 38th Ave SW between Manning and Hinds. our neighbor alerted us but said his dog never barked and he didn’t see anyone.

    Comment by Barbara — 9:00 pm June 27, 2011 #

  48. Don’t egg on the eggo-maniacs. Getting your car egged is no yolk. It’s actually quite obnoxious, and a pain-in-the-*&& to clean.

    Comment by Sonoma — 3:27 am June 28, 2011 #

  49. Battery, okay, so you were able to wash the egg off of your car, and apparently change your clothes, if you were physically hit with an egg. To you it’s no big deal.

    .

    However, to others it is a big deal. Not everyone has water and soap available to wash the egg off of their car, even if they are heading home. Some may live in an apartment or condo, and not have a water supply/hose available for their use.

    .

    Perhaps they were on their way to work, or someplace, and didn’t have clothes to change into, or the time to do so.

    .

    And finally, as TR mentions above, throwing anything at a moving car is dangerous. Furthermore, as a pedestrian, I don’t wish to be assaulted with raw eggs, and the need to clean myself and my clothes up after the incident, the possibility that my eyeglasses could be broken, and I don’t care to be run over by the car that is swerving toward me, due to the natural reaction of the driver.

    .

    Mike

    Comment by miws — 12:28 pm June 28, 2011 #

  50. It sounds like everyone knows who/what to look for…blue VW Jetta.

    “pranks are pranks!” “kids are kids!” “boys will be boys!” I get it but it still doesn’t sit well with me when I’m having to drag out the extension ladder and scrub the side of my two-story house and/or vehicles on one of our few sunny afternoons!

    Sure, I don’t HAVE to clean up the mess but then there would be a comment on the Blog about the West Seattle Resident that has egg mess all down the side of their house and they’re not doing anything about it! :)

    Comment by LS — 12:48 pm June 28, 2011 #

  51. And I wonder who would be the first to complain, LS! :lol:

    Comment by miws — 1:03 pm June 28, 2011 #

  52. My husband and I woke up this morning to our house being egged during the night. The side of the house, the garage, the courtyard, and the roof. Not just a few eggs more like two dozen. What a mess! Took two hours and a pressure washer to clean up . I’d love to catch those responsible and ring their necks or at least let the parents know what their little darlings are up to.

    Comment by GG — 5:41 pm June 28, 2011 #

  53. My last post was more vulgar which is most likely removed. Let me rephrase.
    I own a dark blue volkswagon jetta and I live on alki.
    Last night my car was keyed saying “f***k u”.
    I don’t appreciate people starting a war party on a car brand that half of west seattle owns.
    I’m notifying the police and letting them know that westseattleblog.com egged people on.
    On a side note. About 6 of those posts described vw jetta 2 of them not disclosing a color. Just because eggs came from a jetta doesn’t mean they came out of every jetta.

    Comment by bluejetta — 8:08 pm June 28, 2011 #

  54. Simple clean up job, huh, GG?

    .

    Mike

    Comment by miws — 8:19 pm June 28, 2011 #

  55. As you point out, bluejetta, it’s a very common make and model of car. How do you know that the keying incident has anything to do with this?
    .
    Nice pun, though.

    Comment by datamuse — 10:24 pm June 28, 2011 #

  56. I dont know for sure.. but it did happen last night after all 50 of these comments. I’m 17, I have the same model car your all talking about – so I must be a prime suspect. I have egged once for fun as just about every male on this forum have, but not in a vehicle and not at a vehicle. I have been egged as well, and I know very well how irritating it is.

    Friends have been calling me wondering if these posts (as well as the “Egging/Carprowling combined” thread back a few months) are related to me and stated that they are not.

    There was egg on the side of of my car that I didnt notice until I looked at it more, and nobody I know would have any valid reason to do this.

    My only guess (which is a rage fueled guess) is that the hatred on this blog about my type of car sparked people to realize that there is a blue jetta that shares the same alley way. Like I said previously, nobody has any reason to do this to my car.

    Comment by BlueJetta — 11:12 pm June 28, 2011 #

  57. Look people – anyone who would egg or key a car simply because it looks like one that unknown persons SAID they saw committing a crime is no less of an idiot than those committing the crime.

    And to Que_So: chasing them down and confronting them is fulfilling to your sense of outrage and injustice. However, NotMe is right: what you did was highly dangerous – as you yourself experienced, and not just to the occupants of the vehicle or other drivers. What if a child had darted into the road at that time? A dogwalker crossing the street? What if when you stopped and confronted them, instead of backing away, they got out of the car too, with weapons? It’s indeed fortunate no one else was injured, and I hope that this is a lesson you remember for the future. Again, your restraint and common sense will prove you are above the stupidity of others. :)

    With heartfelt love, The Bunnyfer

    Comment by Bunnyfer — 8:31 am June 29, 2011 #

  58. Bunnyfer – dont assume I didn’t get the license plate. Kids like that do need to see there are consequences and real people that are affected by eggings.
    There was a police car that drove down our street a few minutes after I got back and he was looking for them.
    I agree that it’s too bad this thread got off topic but people get angry when their property is vandalized.

    Comment by que_so — 10:30 am June 29, 2011 #

  59. So you got egged and just brushed it off as nothing. bet if it would have cost a few hundred dollors to fix your paint job, you would not think it funny, or if someone egged a moving car who lost controll and your car, doubt you would find it nothing. maybe they are teens having fun , but what happens when egging becomes boring. maybe muggings, robbing a store or house.

    Comment by Pat Ingram — 12:11 am July 6, 2011 #

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