In spite of a plethora of signs stating that trespassers were most unwelcome at a property near the 14400 block of Woodinville Road, a hipster doofus in a blue two-door sports car blew right past the signage and onto the victim’s saturated front lawn.
Satisfied with the ruts he had wrought upon the soaked sod, our misbehaving meddler spun back onto the driveway and headed off into the sunset for more mischief — destination unknown.
In what was quite possibly an extreme case of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), the dark, rainy and gloomy days of late apparently pushed at least one person over the edge into the land of delusions. Mistaking the shiny surface of the rear window of a car in the 18200 block of 142nd Avenue NE for a solar orb, our hallucinating sun-seeker dove right into the light. Items taken from the vehicle included sunglasses, suntan lotion and the faceplate from the auto’s stereo system — perhaps to be used as a reflective tanning device. With winter barely underway, this beach bum had better get a grip.
In two separate incidents, one at the 132nd block of NE 171st Street and the other at the 18000 block of Garden Way, the front passenger windows of vehicles were broken out and items taken. In a third incident at the 13900 block of NE 178th, there was no sign of forced entry to another vehicle, but the doors and trunk were found unlocked by the victim.
Although our victims did everything right by locking the doors and keeping valuables out of sight, a determined thief will make sure they don’t go away empty-handed, taking any available “trophy.” (Reminds me of the time my mom’s car was broken into and the classic PNW blown-out umbrella was stolen) No lessons here — just virtual lashes for the lousy larcenist(s).
The Unkindest Cut of All
In a final car crime that goes way beyond pesky, a victim in the 14200 block of NE 181st Street parked his soft-top convertible car in his condo’s parking lot in the evening, only to find that an impromptu chop shop had descended there overnight.
The plunderers cut the cloth roof of the vehicle and made off with the car’s steering column and wheel, car seats, the dashboard instrument unit, plus hand tools.
Kind souls, what, weep you when you but behold, our victim’s vehicle wounded? Brutus left no other clues behind.