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Thieves Smash Glass Stache Window, Steal Telescope - Source Patch

Posted on Dec 11,2012
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The broken window of the Glass Stache, discovered Dec. 8, 2012. It has since been repaired. Credit Courtesy of the Glass Stache

Source Patch

By Sharon McLoone


ALEXANDRIA, VA. – Smokers paradise the Glass Stache was robbed over the weekend of a glass, handmade telescope worth about $2,500.

The thieves smashed the window of the shop at 222 N. Lee St. that sells wares for smokers.

“It’s a very unique piece of glass,” Stache co-owner Quinn Taylor told Patch. “If it pops up anywhere, it can easily be recognized.”

Artist Erik Anders of New York made the piece. He created it in a Burlington, Vt., competition “The Pipe Classic,” that includes a time allotment of only 12 hours to create an artwork.

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