Pleas for the bench's return are going viral on Instagram, as a growing number of residents and businesses are sharing the images taken from surveillance footage.
The Post is also on the story, referring to the alleged bench takers as "shameless 'pumpkin spice' thieves." (There is some thought that the two believed the bench had been discarded and was available to stoop.)
The shop opened in 2020 ... and the bench was a way "to ensure clients had a comfortable place to wait in the COVID-free fresh air."
Per co-owner Josh Livingston: "The bench has sentimental value for us. It was a labor of love. It's sturdy and long enough for people to social distance. Can I get another bench? Yes, but you can't just take things."
There is a reward for the return.