December 13, 2004


You may have heard about the nationwide epidemic that has unruly teenagers stealing those giant inflatable Spongebob Squarepants’ from the roofs of Burger Kings. Two teens were caught last night in Long Island, as apparently, after last month’s frozen-turkey-through-the-car-window incident that took place elsewhere in Nassau County, they decided to pursue a more low-impact crime.

My favorite part of the Post’s account is the reaction by a couple of kids to the theft:

Mahendra Ramsaywack, 39, of South Ozone Park, Queens, brought his children, Ryan, 9, Randy, 8, and Rachel, 5, to the restaurant.

"They should bring SpongeBob back," Ryan said. "It's not nice to take him away."

Rachel said: "He's a sponge and he can do anything. I wish I could be like that."

Posted by Stephen Silver at December 13, 2004 06:08 PM

This is like us when we were kids, always on a mission for a Bob's Big Boy. Hey, you've got to have goals.

Posted by: Emily at December 13, 2004 06:17 PM

We had one Spongebob stolen from the BK about a mile from here, also, a story appeared in our paper that one was stolen in Marion Indiana.

Apparently, to deflate one fo these things, according to the story, requires about an hour of time...quite a while to stay on the top of a BK!

Posted by: John B. at December 13, 2004 06:39 PM
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