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Small part of Littleton business's history stolen over the weekend, owner says

Posted at 9:26 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 12:06:30-04

LITTLETON, Colo. — A piece of a small business's history was stolen over the weekend in Littleton.

The owner of Jazz Wash and Detailing, Keith Taylor, said a large, wooden swing was taken from outside his shop.

"You can see the divot where people would slide their feet," Taylor said.

He said people used to sit outside on the swing, which is in the shade, while waiting for the work on their car to be completed.

Taylor bought the swing in Franktown a decade ago. It holds a special place in his heart, he said.

Some of his customers now choose to sit on the curb.

Surveillance cameras were not pointing at the swing that night but it did show a light color van passing several times between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. the morning it was stolen. A man was also spotted walking through the parking lot.

Taylor said he isn't expecting the thieves to have a change of heart. He doesn't want donations or sympathy. He only wants to find the man who created that swing so he can get it replaced.

"We want our customers to be comfortable and enjoy the surroundings, and they took it away from us and that’s kind of sad," he said.

Taylor filed a report with police, though he said he was reluctant to do so. He said police have better things to do. The Littleton Police Department said because of the amount of money and without a suspect description, they will likely not be following up.