Farmer offers eggs for return of rocket

July 15, 2009

A Washington state farmer said he is offering a reward — one dozen fresh eggs — for the return of an 8-foot rocket stolen from his property.

Lance McNamara, whose family owns GopherBoy Egg Farms in Vancouver, Wash., said the rocket had been a fixture at the farm for nearly four years until it was stolen Sunday, KPTV, Portland, Ore., reported Wednesday.

McNamara said the rocket, built from a boiler tank, compressor motors and other recycled materials, had become a popular local landmark, and neighbors had dubbed his home The Rocket House.

The thieves were two men in a pickup truck, McNamara said Monday.

At 11 last night, two bad guys in a truck pulled up, put the rocket in the back of the truck, McNamara said. The nose fell off and made a ping-ping-ping sound, which alerted my wife, who looked out the window and saw the thieves driving away … I’m not very happy.

McNamara said anyone who helps track down the rocket will earn his gratitude — and a dozen fresh eggs from his farm.

Source: upi

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