Police say three men stole Smurf figurines and other Smurf-related swag from a Mariners Harbor company that helped with the Smurf Movie’s premiere party.
The three suspects worked for the company, and had gotten into a dispute with employers over money, according to the Staten Island Advance.
Police said the three employees of Everything Entertainment got into the company’s Arlington Avenue warehouse on July 22. Stolen items included blue Smurf bags, vitamin water, cereal, lollipops and crackers.
News reports do not say what the estimated value – or “value” – would be for a sack of junks with Smurfs on it.
Charges of petty larceny and fifth-degree criminal possession of stolen property are now pending against James Geddie, 19; Devine Farrow, 23; and Stephen Salley, 22. If they go to jail for this, they should probably tell their cell mates they got arrested for something else.
News reports also mention a slightly indecipherable posting Salley made on his Facebook page just before items were stolen, asking “who wants to work,” later explaining the job was “Mackin smufs bags.”
After his arrest and arraignment in Stapleton Criminal Court Tuesday, Salley posted that it was the “longest day of my life.”