August 13, 2001
'Bob' ... please phone home
by Valley View staff
DUVALL - The owner of the Odditorium, an antique-collectible shop on Main Street, has reported the apparent abduction of the store's resident "alien," known as "Bob."
According to Odditorium owner Verne DeWitt, "Bob" was abducted from outside the front of his store on July 14 at approximately 4 p.m. DeWitt said a witness observed a man in a small beige pickup putting "Bob" in the bed of his truck and driving away. The witness said he assumed the man had purchased him.
"Bob" is described as approximately four and a half feet tall, 27 earth pounds, with flesh-toned skin.
"I don't think anyone from Duvall took him," said DeWitt. "It was probably someone on their way through town."
DeWitt has offered a $200 reward for "Bob's" return. Call Duvall police or DeWitt at (425) 788-7780 or (425) 788-2505.