People of the Internet: This is the droid you’re looking for.
A full-scale replica of R2-D2 was reportedly burgled from a home in Central Texas just before Christmas. Accord to the droid’s owner, Chris F. Bartlett, thieves busted the lock on his garage door and stole the much-loved collectable.
While Bartlett talked to the local police, a friend turned to the Internet’s lost and found and posted a photo of R2-D2 to Reddit. Bartlett also put the word out about the heist on his Twitter account.
@tommyleeedwards they broke into my garage. I came down in the morning and found my garage open and the lock sprung. R2 was gone.— Chris F. Bartlett (@chrisfbartlett) December 30, 2013
He beeped goodbye every morning and every evening. Now stolen by scum just before Christmas. R2-D2, Godspeed friend. pic.twitter.com/C6Qt2BCyc0— Chris F. Bartlett (@chrisfbartlett) December 30, 2013
Bartlett has asked anyone who might see R2-D2 pop up on eBay or Craigslist to let him know via his Twitter account, or email him at chris (at) TK409.com. This R2 is a static model, not radio controlled.
Photo by Chris Bartlett/Twitter