Last night, we were awakened by the repeated beeping of "Buttercup's" horn. Apparently, the thieves had dragged her away from our house, jimmied the steering/ignition lock, and were pressing the horn button in order to start the engine. By the time the police arrived, the thieves, and the scooter, were gone.
If you're in the Wash DC area, please have an eye out for her. She's in the background in the main photo on:
Reports of sightings can go to the Takoma Park police, 301-891-7102.