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Signature swordfish sculpture swiped from Tommy Bahama

On Friday, May 3, at 7:35 p.m., LBPD officers responded to Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store, at 400 South Coast Highway, for a report that a subject stole a decorative swordfish from the front of the business, the company’s signature marlin swordfish. 

According to police records, the subject was described as a white male in his 20s wearing shorts and a baseball cap. The reporting partner, a passerby, witnessed him running west toward El Paseo with a group of five to six other males in their 20s. Approximately 14 minutes later, just two males were seen running eastbound on Broadway Street, one carrying the signature swordfish sculpture. 

 “The metal swordfish was estimated to cost $200,” LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota said. “The subject may have been caught on video camera and will face charges if arrested.” 

The manager at Tommy Bahama requested contact with LBPD regarding the unusual incident. 

“The incident will be forwarded to detectives for follow-up,” Sgt Cota said.

If anyone witnessed the crime or thinks they may have seen someone running with a steel swordfish sculpture on the day of the incident, or has seen someone with it since, please call LBPD at (949) 497-0701.

Animal Shelter needs blanket donations for our furry friends

As posted on Sgt Cota’s Twitter page, @LBPD_PIO_45, Laguna Beach Animal Shelter is in need of blankets for the animals. 

“The shelter needs fabric dog blankets that can be washed, so no electric blankets,” said Jim Beres, Civilian Services Administrator.

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Laguna Beach Animal Shelter is requesting blankets for furry friends in need

“People interested in donating blankets for the animals can deliver them to 20612 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, every day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” Sgt Cota said.

For more information, contact Laguna Beach Animal Shelter at (949) 497-3552.