This is the droid the Internet is looking for

"We had a break in over the holiday and my lifesize R2-D2 was stolen. There will be hell to pay."

 

Sarah Weber

Crime

Published Jan 3, 2014   Updated May 31, 2021, 10:19 pm CDT

People of the Internet: This is the droid you’re looking for. 

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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. 

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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. 

We had a break in over the holiday and my lifesize R2-D2 was stolen. There will be hell to pay. #Truth pic.twitter.com/5VpH4I0WS6

— Chris F. Bartlett (@chrisfbartlett) December 30, 2013

@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

 

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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 

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*First Published: Jan 3, 2014, 7:38 pm CST