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Serious Garden Gnome Activity Reported in Bloomingdale, Dupont

by Prince Of Petworth June 5, 2014 at 10:50 am 5 Comments


“Here’s the photo of our still missing gnomes, who were discovered missing from our front porch on the morning of May 25. Also pictured (above) is a robot man which also disappeared at the same time and has some sentimental value. The gnome kidnapper also took a rusty lantern. We looked around the neighborhood at the time without any luck. No ransom note was received.

Fast forward to last night and sometime between 8pm and 10.30pm, some gnomes returned to our porch in new attire and a new position (see second photo below). Plus there was one more of them. My four year old suggested a gnome fairy had visited.

Very interested to hear of any other gnome antics, particularly whether anyone has come across our original gnomes (or the robot) which we’d really like to have back.”


“The guy below showed up sometime last night in the rogue garden behind my apartment in Dupont”

Ed. Note: And seriously if you know where the robot or vintage gnomes are above, please return them to the owner due to sentimental value.


  • textdoc

    I’m having trouble figuring out what’s going on here (esp. with the wording “[S]ome gnomes returned to our porch in new attire and a new position”). So the gnomes in Bloomingdale were stolen, and then more recently the three-gnomes figurine showed up in their place?

  • bloomies

    I <3 this so much. And it makes me want to see Amelie again. Perhaps postcards will follow.

  • Anonymous

    Theory: Someone’s child (perhaps a dog?) stole the original items, and some guilty parent is trying to make amends.

    • anon

      That would have to be some skilled dog to make off with two gnomes, a robot figure and a rusty lantern.


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