No crumb trail was detected, but the Elvis statue that was swiped from Mama's Mexican Kitchen two weeks ago was found by way of doughnuts this morning.
Libby Klebeck, wife of Top Pot co-founder Mark Klebeck, says she discovered the statue on a sidewalk. Talk about a keen eye:
We were driving to the Queen Anne Top Pot and thought we spotted a garage sale. Amongst other things, there was a statue with the top half covered by a sheet. By the legs and boots, I thought it looked Elvis-like, so I Googled the Mama's statue to be sure.
And yep, that's exactly what it was.
Klebeck called 911 and then Mama's. Owner Mike McAlpin confirms the statue was safely returned to him, although did say Elvis is a little banged up. He also says he was told the statue mysteriously showed up in front of the home of a guy who collects odd, funky stuff with a note that simply said, "Thank you very much."
McAlpin told KIRO radio last week that a neighbor saw someone walking off with "The King" on March 10 around 8:30 pm, but the witness assumed the statue was being taken away for maintenance. Ironically, it now actually does need a bit of TLC. Evidently, Elvis was not loved tenderly.
[Photo: Mama's Mexican Kitchen]