Just about a year ago I posted, "as we were sitting outside in the late afternoon, Dale looked around and then asked, "What happened to the Adirondeck loveseat?" It had been in the back of the yard by the water feature and sure enough, it was gone. Stolen. Who steals a rather heavy chair and is able to haul it off from an awkward area with no road for a getaway? It would have to have taken two people. This was really depressing."
We really felt creepy after that, wondering often what will be taken next. And we liked that double chair. But guess what?
It's baaaaaaack! Our campus security guys stopped a couple of suspicious characters wandering around the campus Friday night. They had parked a car by the chapel and then began that slow walk towards our married students apartments. One of our new, incoming students had just moved in when his new lawn chair was taken. So our security guys were not going to let these guys just walk around. Told them to get back in the car and don't come back or the police will be next. They took off, but not before our security got to thinking that they'd seen them before and remembered them walking toward a wooded, overgrown area behind the Fontbonne parking lot. They took a walk through and lo and behold, in a well hidden underbrush was a hideout of sorts. In that hideout was the new lawn chair, a desk chair and our double Adirondack chair. It was a spot no one would see if they weren't looking. It was a hideout for drug doing or beer drinking.
Fontbonne and the seminary share a border on our north side so our security got in touch with their security and now everyone will be looking out for these guys. And the police. But yay for our guys! They went and hauled our chair out and brought it home. Also got the lawn chair back to our student. No one knows anything about the desk chair.
The arms have some interesting carvings on them now, but we can fix that up I think.