The Great Sign Caper

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Great Sign Caper

The sign, now missing

Remember this?

It's missing!

Passers through mid-Village Main Street this morning may not have immediately noticed it was gone, but the familiar sign for Magic's Pub has become one of los desaparecidos.

Crime scene photo

Reached for comment this morning, Officer Joe Bolton of the local Police Department's robbery-vandalism squad acknowledged that the famed sign was reported missing by a neighboring busi­ness at 9:25 pm last evening, saying:

"We have our top investigator on it and arrests are anticipated shortly."

....adding that "it was clearly an outside job."

And that's the story, no matter what a certain other blog may write about "a crime wave, men wearing hoods and guns being drawn."

More when more is known.


1. Linesider36 said...

Now Dean, take this with however many grains of salt that you want, but I heard that there were two black SUVs with smoked windows cruising Main Street last night with the license plates "Quack 1" and "Quack 2." Now either a Navy Seal team was taking a little R&R between missions or Billy Thorne was back in town for the night. But that is just rumor. Either way that sign is history, because it is "history." I'd check Quantico or Palm Beach, Florida.

Not that it's beyond the abilities of one of the Merry Quacksters (remember when one of the Marakesh revellers with a snootful of whatever they filled their snoots with, scaled the clock tower of Sexton Commons and stole one of the clock hands?), but there's always a chance that some sign company employee took it to replace it with the new one... and no one noticed 'til last night.

I like the smoked windowed SUVs version, though!

2. Frank Wheeler said...

Say, you don't suppose it could be a Conehead operation, do you? They have "history" with that place.

Of course! Round up the usual suspects, starting with John Murray, Spencer Fink and Missy Fjeldman!

3. Elyse Richman said...

Now that there are security cameras in place throughtout the Village, let's see how well they work.

As Warner Wolf would say "Let's go to the videotape."

That possibility is on the front burner. If these miscreants can be run to earth, they may have information about a certain giant ice cream cone which went missing from just down the street last year!
– Dean

4. Linesider36 said...

Run Missy Run!

5. The Quiogue Kid said...

Hoping whoever took it has the good sense to donate it to the Westhampton Beach Historical Society as a true piece of Village history!

Except that the Historical Society could then be charged with Criminal Possession of Stolen Property in Fifth Degree (NY Penal law 165.40), in this instance likely a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail... though it could also be a felony!

The proper thing to do would be for the owners of 111-133 Main Street to publicly request that it be returned, N?A, so that they could present to the Historical Society. It is their property, after all.
– Dean

6. Who Said That?! said...

Damn - wish I'd thought to do it!

You know I loves ya, babe, but both of us are a little long of tooth to be doing late night black bag jobs with something that size! (Think Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief.)

While we cannot condone such illegal acts, of course, we might warm ourselves with the thought that it's gone to "a far far better place" than what was intended by the new owners.

7. Allan S. said...

Dean: I had to share this link on FaceBook. If that isn't good let me know. Gave me a good laugh! smiley

No problem, Allan... I knew you'd be one of those who "got" it!

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