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In case you needed any more proof that Seattle is a realllllly small town: PubliCola has learned that one of the main organizers of the Occupy City Hall protest is the father of a prolific teenage burglar, previously arrested for breaking into the home of Mayor Mike McGinn’s chief of staff.
In the February 2010 burglary, police say the teen broke into the North Seattle home of McGinn Chief of Staff Julie McCoy sometime between midnight and 4:00 am while McCoy and her children slept.
The then-16-year-old teen—along with several alleged accomplices—made off with two cars, a 2008 BMW X5 and a 2005 GMC Yukon, owned by McCoy and her husband Bill Broadhead, owner of the consulting firm the Mercury Group. McCoy’s city hall access card and garage door opener were also stolen during the burglary.
The teen was later charged with reselling a 44″ flat-screen TV stolen from McCoy’s home.
We’re not identifying the teen or his father—who is actively involved in the protests and is a liaison between the movement and the city—because the teen has not been convicted of any crimes as an adult.