The Tiger Chronicles Continue

Apparently I’m not the only one who thought at first that the tiger was going for an unsanctioned wander:

The man who picked up Terri and tossed him in his Plymouth Voyager about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday told restaurant owners that he thought the faux feline had been accidentally dropped by the side of the road. He was planning to post a notice about the plastic cat on Craig’s List, but he realized his mistake after seeing news reports Wednesday morning that Terri had been stolen, said Wok & Roll owner Steve King.

He immediately called King, saying he wanted to return the restaurant’s “mascot.”

“He’s not a guy who wanted to do something bad,” King said. “He was pretty embarrassed.”

—”Tiger theft an ‘accident’,” Daily Camera

Things I learned from this:

  1. The tiger is plastic, not wooden.
  2. The tiger’s name is Terri.

Things Wok ‘n Roll should learn from this:

  1. Stop leaving your frickin’ tiger unattended! Every time you walk away, someone thinks the tiger’s there due to a prank! Your tiger should not be left unsupervised!

That is all.

6 Comments so far

  1. Xian (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 6:35 pm


    best … post … ever

  2. David (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 8:23 pm

    With all the talk of the tiger, I’m surprised that nobody’s mentioned the other recent, similar story: the kidnapping of Louise from the sidewalk in front of the Geez, Louise coffee house.

    We can only hope that Louise has a similar happy ending.

    (off topic: is it just me, or does there seem to be a shortage of metrobloggers who actually live in Denver city limits?)

  3. Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little (unregistered) on August 16th, 2007 @ 9:36 pm

    Dunno, David–when I joined up, I was the only Boulderite and everyone else was in Denver or at least closer to it than me. Maybe things have changed?

    My thoughts go out to the good people of Geez, Louise. May they get their mascot back in one piece, or at least in easily reassembled pieces.

  4. Xian (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 7:51 am

    I’m moving there in two weeks. Does that count?

  5. Aaron DeLay (unregistered) on August 17th, 2007 @ 11:18 am

    Well, Denver means so much to so many. The Denver Metro area includes so many cities that even if you live in Englewood you’re still “Denver”.

  6. David (unregistered) on August 18th, 2007 @ 8:38 pm

    I’ve lived in Englewood, Boulder, and Denver, and just recently moved to the Portland, OR area. I just find it surprising how radically different the demographic of Metroblogging Portland is (mostly urban), compared to Metroblogging Denver. (Even though Denver has no shortage of urbanites, and Portland has its share of sprawling suburbs.)

    I’m in no way putting down contributions from the bloggers outside city limits, just pointing out a possible coverage gap. :)

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