West Seattle Crime Watch: Drive-by statue theft in Fauntleroy

7:27 PM: Quick West Seattle Crime Watch reader report – somebody just stole a statue of Buddha out of a front yard in Upper Fauntleroy, put it in a car and drove away. The statue’s owner has already called police and says it was a blonde-haired man in his 20s, driving a blue Subaru Legacy or Outback, last seen headed southbound on 40th SW.

7:54 PM: Statue photo added.

14 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Drive-by statue theft in Fauntleroy"

  • evergreen April 25, 2015 (7:34 pm)

    OK, I’ll say it first…bad karma!

  • Mr. B April 25, 2015 (7:39 pm)

    Bad karma.

  • TCT April 25, 2015 (8:52 pm)

    How big was it? We can keep an eye out for it, in case someone puts it in a front yard, but I can’t tell from the picture how big it is.

    Also: bad karma!

    • WSB April 25, 2015 (8:55 pm)

      About a foot and a half, sorry. The owner has also since told us that police say the plate # he gave them checked to a vehicle stolen in Tukwila earlier this week.

  • Wild One April 25, 2015 (9:35 pm)

    The Moon Cannot be Stolen:

    Ryokan, a Zen master, lived the simplest kind of life in a little hut at the foot of a mountain. One evening a thief visited the hut only to discover there was nothing to steal.

    Ryokan returned and caught him. “You have come a long way to visit me,” he told the prowler, “and you should not return empty-handed. Please take my clothes as a gift.”

    The thief was bewildered. He took the clothes and slunk away.

    Ryoken sat naked, watching the moon. “Poor fellow,” he mused, “I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon.”

  • aa April 25, 2015 (10:11 pm)

    I don’t know what Upper Fauntleroy means

  • Jason April 25, 2015 (10:13 pm)

    You only lose what you cling to.

  • Out for a walk April 25, 2015 (10:24 pm)

    To:, “The Moon Cannot Be Stolen.”……what a beautiful story.

  • maplesyrup April 25, 2015 (10:25 pm)

    According to the Four Noble Truths, attachment is the cause of suffering. And one of the common threads of Buddhist thought is that we are all interconnected.

    So I am sorry that someone took the statue, but maybe it will bring them peace in the long run.

  • Mr. The horse April 25, 2015 (11:06 pm)

    this thread is gold. all it needs is… um…



  • Mike April 26, 2015 (8:08 am)

    Glad this person reported the theft, now the police might catch the people that stole an automobile.

  • anonyme April 26, 2015 (8:45 am)

    This kind of theft is getting ridiculous, stealing personal objects right out of yards in broad daylight. The Buddha needs a pit bull.

  • heather April 26, 2015 (3:31 pm)

    “The moon cannot be stolen…”

    Thank you for sharing that @wild one

  • Wes April 29, 2015 (10:02 am)

    After reading this I replaced Buddha with a rooster.

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