Skip to content

Where would you hide a pond full of koi fish? Come on, Austin: APD needs YOUR help!

2010 July 27

No doubt by now you’ve heard that 13 large koi fish were stolen from the lotus pond at the Zilker Botanical Garden earlier this month. The fish, valued at $150-$200 each, are 2-3 feet in length and each weigh between 15 and 20 pounds. This robbery is such a big deal that APD is rolling 12 deep, kicking in doors and drawing guns on 17 year-old boys.

According to the dude who’s home was searched, the cops were really thorough:

“They’re looking for koi in strange places—in the bedroom, in the closet, places that can’t hold water or fish,” he said. (via The Statesman)

As we’ve noted before, APD has a hard time finding things (like stolen ashes or the guys who were videotaped violently gaybashing a couple dudes on 4th St earlier this year). And since there are plenty of other things that 12 cops could be doing besides looking for fish, we at RoA want to serve the civic effort and help find these fish. So we’ve drafted a list of our suspect locations.

If you were a thief, where would you hide a pond of koi fish?

  1. In the turtle pond at UT
  2. Under the dance floor aquarium at Qua
  3. In the warm springs at Stacy pool in Travis Heights
  4. In the walkin refrigerator at Uchi’s new restaurant Uchiko
  5. In the swimming pool-sized bathtub in a taxpayer-funded, super-expensive private residency in West Austin (via Rick Perry)
  6. Trying to find a ride home from Aquapalooza
  7. On the East Side in the beer garden at hot spot Liberty
  8. [your answer here]

If you find the fish, contact the city IMMEDIATELY. This is a matter of utmost importance.

Is APD Police Chief Art Acedevo doing enough to protect our fish?!

Where do YOU think the thief is hiding the koi fish?

Or have they already been eaten?

Will Uchi’s Executive Chef Tyson Cole be the next to get his door kicked down?


Find something Austin related that you want to share? Photos, screen shots, articles, news? Email us at [email protected].

Like what you see? Be our friend on Facebook. Add our RSS feed! [what’s that?]. Start your morning with Republic of Austin in your InBox. Or read us 24-7 on Twitter!

Related posts:

  1. Where would you hide a box of stolen ashes? Come on, Austin: APD needs YOUR help! Help a family find a box of ashes that was...
  2. Howling at the Full Moon-Pictures of New Year’s Eve Parties in Austin, December 31st 2009. Chris dresses as a werewolf and hits the town to...
  3. I’ve got a trunk full of hair and I need to mail it to the Gulf NOW! What Austin is doing to help clean up the BP oil spill. After feeling helpless for the last month, Ari found an...

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.

2 Responses leave one →
  1. July 27, 2010

    Twitter Comment

    RT @KeepAustinWierd: Where would you hide a pond full of koi fish? Come on, Austin: APD needs YOUR help! [link to post]

    - Posted using Chat Catcher

  2. Bailey Wu Xiang permalink
    July 27, 2010

    Near the end of December they’ll find them stuffed in envelopes in Chicago area mail boxes in front of the homes with a lamp on a table perched in front of a big picture window. Polish Christmas carps. Did you ever get one?

Leave a Reply

Note: You can use basic XHTML in your comments. Your email address will never be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

To leave a comment, enter your info in the form or sign in securely with your Twitter account.