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Stolen Farm Spirit Gnome Goes on Bender; Appears on Instagram in San Francisco

From the photos, the poor little guy must be wasted

The stolen gnome
The stolen gnome
Sarah Noble

Aaron Adams, the chef behind the pioneering vegetarian chef's counter restaurant, Farm Spirt, has had his gnome stolen. Adams tells Eater he thought the gnome was gone forever, until he saw it pop up on local food blogger Sarah Noble's Instagram accountNobleate—in San Francisco.

Adams says, "The gnome was given to me by an estranged friend, and I released it outside after being told you shouldn't keep a gnome inside. I posted the news on Facebook, and sure enough, two days later, the gnome was gone."

As you can see from the photos below, Noble was the culprit. Adams and Noble know one another, but Adams says he didn't know who took the gnome until he saw it on Instagram. Noble has been heavily boozing the little guy in places like San Francisco's White Chapel and Mikkeller Bar, but the gnome is also getting fed, with trips to the San Francisco farmers market and the Lazy Bears restaurant.

The unnamed gnome is still on the road, with the most recent photo posted four days ago at the San Francisco Marriot Marquis. Let's just hope he makes it back to Portland in one piece. Here are some select images and videos of the journey:

The @farmspirit gnome on the roam! #chillinwithmygnomies #gnomesgonewild #straightouttagnompton

A photo posted by Sarah Noble (@nobleate) on

The @farmspirit roaming gnome also enjoys craft beer! #thisonesforthegnomies

A photo posted by Sarah Noble (@nobleate) on

The @farmspirit roaming gnome is super stoked about dinner @lazybearsf tonight! #lazygnome

A photo posted by Sarah Noble (@nobleate) on

#gnomeswithcones assorted salumi from @tastysaltedpigparts

A photo posted by Sarah Noble (@nobleate) on

Gnomie is having a big day by the bay.

A photo posted by Sarah Noble (@nobleate) on

Fungi for a fun gnome!

A photo posted by Sarah Noble (@nobleate) on

A photo posted by Sarah Noble (@nobleate) on

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