Just wanted to give everyone in the lower Wallingford area a heads up about an attempted package theft in the North 40th / Sunnyside Avenue area of Wallingford.
Around 7:15pm this afternoon (Thursday 7/19) I observed a scruffy looking gentleman in a Seattle Sounders home jersey and a pair of shorts, wearing a backpack, ambling up our front steps. He was early to mid 30’s, white, with short blond hair, medium build, maybe close to 6ft tall. Looked scruffy, but not homeless, and definitely on some form of medication, legal or illegal.
He saw me looking out the front window at him and motioned for me to come to the door, where he then uttered these immortal words: “hey man, I just noticed that you had some packages on your doorstep, so, um, I came up to tell you”!! I said “oh thanks bud, bye bye”. I went back inside the house and he left. Two minutes later I went out and brought in a couple of packages that UPS / Fedex had left that day.
Our front door step cannot be seen from the road, so he climbed up the steps to specifically look for packages to steal.
I was trying to get 2 kids off to bed, so shame on me, but I did not call SPD . . and I should have.
I looked out the front window a couple of times later in the evening and noticed him walking up the south side of N 40th (towards Wallingford Avenue) around 8:30pm.
So be aware people, bring your packages in as soon as they get delivered . . if you can. And if you see this guy, call the cops and let them know. Next time I see him I will alert the authorities.
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