West Seattle Crime Watch: Solve a gorilla-napping

That “artist’s rendition” of a unique piece of stolen property just arrived in the WSB inbox from Gina, along with this explanation — and plea:

*6 Foot Tall Animatronic Gorilla Stolen from Youngstown Garage Sale 8/8/09: help us bring him home!*

During our garage sale (4408 Delridge Way SW) on Saturday, two men in a red Chevy King Cab pick-up truck license plate B67(—-) stole a 6 foot tall shaggy brown gorilla from our parking lot. Two lovely but unidentified ladies followed the crooks who took off southbound on W Marginal Way. We’ve contacted the police but they’re not able to help much because we don’t have the ladies’ contact information. If you know anything about or saw a red pick-up truck with a 6’ tall gorilla in it or know two ladies who stopped by the garage sale in a green Subaru hatchback, give me a call. Help bring the Gorilla home and slap 2 crooks for stealing in our neighborhood!

Gina’s # is 355-1170, though we would suggest first calling police. (The garage sale referred to, if you didn’t see the story yesterday, was at Youngstown Arts Center, with some of the proceeds going to the nonprofit Service Board.) ADDED SUNDAY EVENING: Gina says the gorilla “suit” was used as a costume in the Fremont Solstice Parade, and dug up this photo:

6 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Solve a gorilla-napping"

  • BORN&RAISED WEST SEATTLEITE August 9, 2009 (3:42 pm)

    My grandson and I drove by the gorilla yesterday and when we returned an hour later is was not there…hope they catch these creeps!!

  • Living in West Seattle since 1985 August 9, 2009 (3:53 pm)

    That is terrible! Was the Gorilla for sale?

  • Gina August 9, 2009 (4:53 pm)

    No the Gorilla was not for sale. He was set out to attract people to the garage sale. . .I guess he was a little too attractive. . .

  • Tyler August 9, 2009 (10:52 pm)

    Horrible, Horrible is what it is.

  • Michael August 10, 2009 (7:07 am)

    I like how you can see the text on the otherside of the paper used as a canvas for the artist’s rendering. Recycling rocks my world.

  • d-san August 10, 2009 (12:59 pm)

    So sorry about your missing gorilla! Love the drawing though …

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