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Segway stolen from World Botanical Gardens


Segway X2

Segway X2

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in providing information about a theft from a tourist attraction in the North Hilo District.

Sometime between the night of February 14 and the morning of February 15, someone removed a black Segway X2 personal transportation vehicle and two 25-gallon cans filled with gasoline from World Botanical Gardens on Old Mamalahoa Highway in Umauma.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the theft, knows the identity of the person or persons responsible for the theft, or knows the location of the stolen items to call Officer Angitau Faanunu at 962-2120.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

9 Responses to “Segway stolen from World Botanical Gardens”

  1. Cherdan Johnson says:

    Really brilliant.. stealing the most unsubtle, conspicuous, ridiculous-looking transitory device EVER. I’m sure someone will see your dorky ass on the road somewhere, ridin’ nerdy..

    • Jimmy_the_Fish says:

      Hawaiians don’t care, they’ll steal anything that isn’t nailed down. I’m pretty sure Hawaiians are taught from the time they can walk how to break in to cars, how to rob their neighbor’s house and how to steal anything that isn’t chained up or nailed down.

      • Cherdan Johnson says:

        I’m a Native Hawaiian by blood, I don’t steal, your racist, blanket generalisations offend me. I take great pleasure in single-handedly destroying stereotypes though, so, thanks.

        • Fluoric says:


          Jimmy does have a point. Crime in Hawaii is very high with respect to theft. Much worse than CA. I’m also not impressed with the high level of racism by Hawaiians against non Hawaiians. Generally speaking It makes the South appear civilized comparatively.

          • Cherdan Johnson says:

            Oy vey. He did not say “Hawaii has a problem with theft,” he said “HAWAIIANS will steal anything that isn’t nailed down.” Since you mentioned the South, that would be akin to being in the South and saying, “Blacks will steal anything that isn’t nailed down,” not “The South has a problem with theft.” Even if you may too disagree with his offensive statement, in essence, you just gave a halfhearted green light to a bigot, and that’s on you.

          • Fluoric says:

            Call me racist and bigot and I laugh in your face. Racism is an is a word that was invented by politicians to usse to beat each other up with. You sound ignorant and I’m sure your bf/hubby is miserable. Enjoy your empty life.

            PS I could care less if your Hawaiian, white, black, purple or green. Must be tough worrying so much about the color of peoples skin. I feel a bit sorry for you but you do seem a bit angry so I guess I am glad your so conflicted…

          • ded says:

            Hawaiians…so-called Hawaiians….you know..the ones that have one ancestor that was HAwaiian when Captain Cook Landed here two million years ago….are MUCH worse than blacks as far as racism and theft goes….and why are Hawaiians so racist…’s because they seek to destroy what their little brains can’t understand

        • ded says:

          Hawaiians do most of the theft here….they think the world owes them something….they owe everyone a big debt of gratitude for saving them from a dysfunctional society that truly practiced racism against their own…ever heard of the Marquesians…>?…Hawaiians murdered them all..and now when it is obvious that the Hawaiian Race is a complete failure and completely ill equipped to survive in a modern world…they seek to blame the world..anyone but themselves…

    • And why the gas? Aren’t they electric?


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