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Aaron's Akua
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Joined: Jul 09, 2004
Posts: 1594
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-12-12 2:41 pm   Permalink

I saw this article in the Saturday Dec. 11 Orange County (CA) Register newspaper:

TIKI STATUES STOLEN FROM FAMILY'S YARD

Carlsbad (CA)
- Two 100-pound tiki statues standing 5-feet-tall and anchored in concrete were stolen from the yard of a Carlsbad family. Jon Woidtke, who carved the statues by hand from palm trees, said he hoped a curse would befall the thieves who stole his property.


As a carver I think it really sucks that you can't display your art in the front yard without it getting ripped off. My guess is that someone dragged them out of the ground with a pickup truck in the middle of the night.

I'm gonna try to contact this guy & see if he has any photos. That way, if any TC members run across the stolen tikis, they can notify the owner and we can bring these scumbag tiki thieves to justice!

A-A

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Tiki Rider
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 497
From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2004-12-12 2:47 pm   Permalink

see the prior post on San Diego Union article on tiki theft.

 
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Aaron's Akua
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From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Posted: 2004-12-12 2:52 pm   Permalink

Oops! Thanks for the heads up, Tiki Rider. I did a search for "stolen tiki" and got nothing. Oh, well - for those interested, here's a link to the post that Tiki Rider mentioned.

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=12281&forum=1&2

A-A
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Tiki Rider
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 497
From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2004-12-12 3:01 pm   Permalink

Is tiki theft very common? Makes me wonder if I should be taking any special precautions with mine that I have in the yard. These were stolen even with them chained and concreted into the ground. what else can you do. Should you place a warning sign to potential theives that your tikis are protected by a curse? Does anyone else take extra precautions as the chaining? how many of us have been victim to tiki theft?

 
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Tiki_Bong
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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Posted: 2004-12-12 3:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-12-12 15:01, Tiki Rider wrote:
Does anyone else take extra precautions as the chaining?



I typically booby-trap with a 12 gauge shell and lead pipe. No problems (that I'll admit)


    
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Tiki Rider
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
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From: South Orange County, CA
Posted: 2004-12-12 3:11 pm   Permalink

I was thinking of hollowing mine out and placing an exploding dye pack inside of them to surprise the tiki nappers.

 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 3084
From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-12-12 3:54 pm   Permalink

Hmmm. Good band name?

The Exploding Tikis


 
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AlmostHuman
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Joined: Dec 04, 2003
Posts: 77
From: Houston Texas
Posted: 2004-12-12 6:30 pm   Permalink

Gotta admit that a good thing about being in Texas is being allowed to shoot folks you catch stealing from you.

 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1226
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2004-12-12 10:19 pm   Permalink

This is exactly why I don't want to put stuff in my front yard. I hide it all in the back where only my family, guests and the neighbor on each side can see any of it. I just know that it is a temptation for the no goods to either deface or steal.
I feel for anyone who has become a victim of a tiki-napping. Sure hope these get returned soon! ;( ;(
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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 631
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2004-12-13 8:11 pm   Permalink

I'd bolt mine in concrete, but somebody could still yank it out with a truck and tow chain. If they really want it that bad, I don't know if I can stop 'em. The really sad part is, I doubt anyone doing this really wants the Tiki; they're just looking for something really wild to do, and heisting a tiki isn't done every day.

If you can keep it outa sight, you'll prevent the random acts of stupidity. If you can't hide it, high voltage is nice.

BTW, COOL new picture, 8-foot! Can we see a LARGER version?


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Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
Posts: 913
From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-12-13 8:17 pm   Permalink

I've had some stuff like this dragged off by born again christians.

A couple of Tiki Statues dragged off, and busted up.

Depressing really.



 
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TikiGardener
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1362
From: 1st website dedicated to Tiki Gardens
Posted: 2004-12-13 8:49 pm   Permalink

Now thats a shame. Maybe you should get a tiki done up with the words "American Taliban F*CK OFF!!!"

Then pack the thing with hornets. Wait for them to take the bait, and the merriment that will ensue.

If you have a screened porch, you can sit in protected bliss and sip a fine ale while you watch.

TG


 
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AlmostHuman
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Joined: Dec 04, 2003
Posts: 77
From: Houston Texas
Posted: 2004-12-13 10:47 pm   Permalink

If you know for sure it was born again xtians then you should follow the immortal words of Judas Priest ..."Screaming for Vengence"

 
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8FT Tiki
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Joined: Nov 30, 2003
Posts: 1226
From: Kansas City, MO
Posted: 2004-12-14 12:04 am   Permalink

Silverline wrote:
Quote:
COOL new picture, 8-foot! Can we see a LARGER version?



Here ya go!


And here's a link to the original post of the first meeting. ENJOY

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=6515&forum=1



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Gigantalope
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Joined: Aug 01, 2004
Posts: 913
From: Shinola, California
Posted: 2004-12-14 12:14 am   Permalink

Perhapes the same technology used in those Pepsi machines that tip and kill soda pilferers could be deployed.

I also like the idea of those hornets tho.
Maybe there needs to be invented a slack hut theft deturing device...like..BungaLojack?

The methfeeks who took mine admitted it later, actually as if they were keeping the neighborhood free from Satan's minions.



 
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