Pete’s trikey stolen, but quickly recovered…

This red, Miami Sun tricycle, which belongs to the Seaside Heights Office of Public Relations, was stolen the early morning hours of July 18th. Quick work by the SHPD resulted in its rapid return.

This red, Miami Sun tricycle, which belongs to the Seaside Heights Office of Public Relations, was stolen the early morning hours of July 18th. Quick work by the SHPD resulted in its rapid return.

The tricycle owned by the Seaside Heights Office of Public Relations was stolen on the morning of Friday July 18th, but quick police work on behalf of three Seaside Heights Police Patrolmen led to its rapid return.

An unnamed suspect has been arrested in connection with the theft. The subject was described as a “surfer” kid, in his early 20’s, with dreadlocks. The suspect had no response when asked how long he really thought he would get away with riding such an obvious item on the next block from where it had been stolen.

The tricycle,a red Miami Sun with a basket in the rear was stolen in the early morning hours of Friday July 18th, in the area of the Ocean Block of Kearney Avenue. Shortly after the report of the theft, police noticed the tricycle that they knew very well at the location of Fremont and Central Avenues.

The tricycle is a high-profile symbol of the the Office of Public Relations and its on-going promotion of exercise and conserving energy.

The tricycle is jokingly compared to the the space shuttle. It’s stated purpose it to go on “missions” to deliver “payloads” of brochures and other items to the various locations of the Office of Public Relations. In fact, the tricycle has an official name: “Columbus.” Columbus is a named after the famous explorer honored in Seaside Heights each year, and also for a section of the International Space Station that Seaside Heights Office of Public Relations Director Peter J. Smith saw be launched aboard the Shuttle Atlantis in February 2008. (A video of this launch can be viewed at http://youtube.com/watch?v=HL8QAJz-GX4)

The Office of Public Relations has said of the event, “Columbus had weighed anchor to points unknown, but thanks to the efforts of Patrolmen Rezzonico, Pasieka and Eichen, it has returned to its proper port in Seaside Heights.”

Interestingly enough, on Sunday August 10th, the Office of Public Relations will be showing “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” as part of the Free Movies on the Beach series. The plot of this movie revolves around the extreme lengths character Pee Wee Herman goes to in an attempt to locate his stolen bicycle.

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