Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Some Potential Good News Regarding the Irisarris' Stolen Moving Truck

Posted by on Wed, May 28, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Seattle police notified local musician Rafael Anton Irisarri that they located his and his wife Rita's moving truck near Federal Way. The truck was stolen in the early morning of May 26 from outside of their Montlake home. That was the day the couple were planning to move to Westechester County, New York. Irisarri says that the padlock remained unbroken, so it is likely the suspects gave up trying to remove the gear from inside of the truck and abandoned the vehicle. More details to come.

UPDATE: Well, this is horrible news. Irisarri posted on Facebook that everything has been taken except the piano.

Irisarri is the director of the Substrata experimental-music festival, which happens July 17-19 at Chapel Performance Space.


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Best news! Congrats!

And cheers to second-rate thieves (that sleep with your camera on the street) and give up on pesky padlocks!
Posted by Kelly O on May 28, 2014 at 11:45 AM · Report this
TCLballardwallymont 2
Awesome! I hope everything is indeed intact, and that you have no further issues getting to your new home.
Posted by TCLballardwallymont on May 28, 2014 at 11:53 AM · Report this
Gern Blanston 3
There was another incident last weekend where a guy moving to town from Minnesota had his U-Haul stolen from the parking lot of the Bellevue Hilton. They found the truck in Tacoma with the lock broken and many of his things gone. Hopefully it's a good sign that the lock in this case is in intact.
Posted by Gern Blanston on May 28, 2014 at 12:09 PM · Report this
Jaymz 4
Obviously we now are invested in this story - updates are mandatory.
Posted by Jaymz on May 28, 2014 at 12:11 PM · Report this
That would be terrific news!

And yes, here's to idiots who steal locked trucks, but don't have enough common sense to invest $20 for a decent pair of bolt cutters.
Posted by COMTE on May 28, 2014 at 12:14 PM · Report this
Potential good news is welcome.

Still, I'm gobsmacked at the idea the thieves knew how to steal a truck but not how to break a lock. Unless maybe they saw this particular theft was getting attention in social media and ditched quickly?
Posted by Warren Terra on May 28, 2014 at 12:29 PM · Report this
Sachi 7
Excellent news. I hope the follow-up info is just as good!
Posted by Sachi on May 28, 2014 at 12:43 PM · Report this
originalcinner 8
Was the padlock broken? How did they get the stuff out, without opening the lock?
Posted by originalcinner on May 28, 2014 at 1:59 PM · Report this

I guess their lock-picking skills were better than their upper arm strength.

Sad news indeed.
Posted by COMTE on May 28, 2014 at 3:21 PM · Report this

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