The Krewe of OAK’s Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade is intended to be “Outrageous and Kinky,” but not larcenous — so krewe members are genuinely outraged that the tricycle and cart with the king’s throne disappeared from in front of the Maple Leaf Bar after Saturday’s parade.
The Krewe of OAK borrowed the trycycle and cart from the Skinz N Bonez krewe for the parade, which started at the Maple Leaf Bar around 7:30 p.m. (see more photos), traveled up Carrollton to party at Palmer Park for a while, then returned to the Maple Leaf around midnight. The tricycle and throne cart were parked outside the bar, and discovered to be missing around 1:30 a.m., said Krewe of OAK member Kate Curran.
“It is so daring with a street of people,” Curran said. “… Not a small thing to ride away with.”
The tricycle itself is a Sun-brand three-wheeler, 2013 Miami model, with 24-inch wheels and a hand-carved pig skull on the front. The cart with the throne is missing as well, as is the king’s staff and other belongings.
The krewe is reporting the theft to the New Orleans Police Department as well as making flyers in the neighborhood, Curran said.