ATLANTA — So far, Steven Yeun has survived the zombie apocalypse but fell victim to Atlanta thieves.
Yeun, the actor who has played Glenn Rhee on AMC's smash hit The Walking Dead since 2010, had his car broken into while he was attending the three-day Walker Stalker Con zombie, horror and science-fiction convention here this past weekend. The series, which has been renewed for a fifth season, is filmed in various southwest Georgia locations about an hour from Atlanta, including Grantville and Newnan.
Yeun, 29, posted a photo of his broken window along with a diatribe on Instagram:
Enjoy the pictures that I took on there of all the beautiful people that I love. But I hope you also enjoy the pictures I took of my stupid messy room ... you also took my book too. ... I was half way through that thing ... now I have to start over from the beginning.
According to the report from Atlanta police, the call about the break-in came in at 9 p.m. Sunday. Yeun had parked in an area about a mile east of downtown. He told police a North Face backpack with a MacBook Air; Ricoh camera; black iPod; and a hardcover book, David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell, had been inside the car. Yeun said his MacBook had tracking capabilities, but it was not emitting a signal Sunday night.
And he had a Moleskine notebook. That was the real get, according to Yeun's post:
But for real what (ticks) me off most is that you took my notebook full of my dumb ideas that I will never use. I loved those dumb ideas. It was a constant reminder for me to do better. Now I gotta write down all those dumb ideas over again.
Yeun's Glenn Rhee on The Walking Dead is often the main supply runner for his group, according to a fan wiki. And he's very aware of the dangers he puts himself in for his group.
But it appears that Yeun — who was born in Seoul, South Korea, grew up in the Detroit suburb of Troy, Mich., and went to college in Kalamazoo, Mich. — may have the knowledge to survive in a world of walkers but didn't pick up the most basic rule of Atlanta in-town living: If you leave more than a thousand dollars of stuff on your front seat, it won't be there when you return.