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Has anyone seen an 18 foot totem pole?

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Some people adorn their homes with pink flamingos or garden gnomes.

Charles Edward Jenks sought to take it up a notch — he apparently wanted an 18-foot winged totem pole. The retiree, according to police reports, thought it would go nicely in the two-story garage stairwell of a lakeside home he was having built in Black Diamond.

So last fall, Jenks swiped the totem pole from West Seattle’s Rotary Viewpoint Park, according to police reports provided by the King County Prosecutor’s Office this week — even persuading a crane company to move it by claiming he was a city arts commissioner who was restoring the artifact.

Seattle Times Newspaper

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August 7, 2010 - Posted by | Dumb Crook

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