The surveillance footage above shows a guy in a white tank top sneaking up to the front of a Davis residence near Alice and J Streets.
The surveillance camera reads 2:57 a.m. on August 18, just a few hours before a yard sale was scheduled to begin at the residence. Among the items in front of the home was a reproduction of Van Gogh's “Starry Night.”
It’s worth noting, however, that the reproduction we're talking about was done on a white-board, with dry erase markers. So unless the burglar was extremely careful on his way home (which is doubtful), he didn’t steal a piece of valuable art so much as he stole a standard dry-erase board.
A resident of the home, Jenny Bernstein, sent Davis Patch a copy of the video, which she found more entertaining than angering:
“I'm not too bummed about losing the art, but the video is kind of hilarious … He stole Starry Night hand drawn with dry erase pens on a white board by my friend Liz. Very random. I like when he gets to the end of my driveway and just books it.”
That's my favorite part, too.
Do you recognize the guy in the video? If so, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 530-262-8183.