WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: The case of the stinky-shoe thief

The video and report are from Michael in east Arbor Heights:

This cool guy stole my shoes from front porch midnight June 10th. Joke’s on him because they were stinky as heck after golfing in the morning and going in the trash anyway. Just thought it provides a good look for someone who’s obviously casing the neighborhood and stealing things off people’s front porch.

P.S. One more reminder that Arbor Heights (and Westwood/Roxhill-area) residents are invited to a focus group tonight to discuss crime/safety/policing issues – here’s the info.

11 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: The case of the stinky-shoe thief"

  • Mike June 12, 2019 (2:20 pm)

    Bicycle he got on near the utility pole most likely stolen too.

  • HelperMonkey June 12, 2019 (3:14 pm)

    crappy people will steal anything not nailed down. someone stole my crutches in Arbor Heights. 

    • B.W. June 13, 2019 (10:50 am)

      You’re joking right?

  • Hoku June 12, 2019 (6:54 pm)

    A pair of my significant other’s shoes were always left out by the front door in Arbor Heights. After a pair was stolen I started setting out my nephew’s well used size 13 athletic shoes that were headed for the trash. Only 3 pairs stolen so far…

  • John June 12, 2019 (6:59 pm)

    That is f’d. Nothing is safe.

  • heartless June 12, 2019 (7:15 pm)

    So tired of these soleless thieves.

    • Hoku June 12, 2019 (9:42 pm)


  • Mike June 12, 2019 (8:31 pm)

    Sadly this is the type of crap that made me get a locked mailbox attached to my house.  Non stop the past few years.  I’ve had cars rifled through, neighbor has had two vehicles stolen, and on and on.  It’s ridiculous.

  • 1994 June 12, 2019 (9:07 pm)

    Those porch thieves often use the same get away technique of hunching over as they amble away, as if it gives them an invisible cloak.  Or maybe they do have some shame about their actions? If the shoes are too stinky I wonder if he will dispose of them properly? Or will they end up in someone’s yard?

  • zdas June 12, 2019 (9:15 pm)

    Another method of recycling it appears.

  • Mr Brownstone June 12, 2019 (9:54 pm)

    Pretty sure this camera is a portal to a parallel universe where circa 1988 Axl Rose is stealing shoes off porches.  

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