Former U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski footstool was stolen out of a car in Hampden. (Baltimore Sun video)
At 4 feet 11, former U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski almost stood a little shorter this week after a thief stole her famous footstool out of a car in Hampden.
Mikulski’s signature footstool, which she uses for speaking engagements, was stolen out of an employee’s car on Falls Road in Hampden, according to an internet post from the employee Monday.
The employee posted the story to the social media platform Nextdoor asking neighbors for help after a thief broke into her car and stole a bag containing the collapsible stool. She believed the thief mistook the bag for a purse and might have discarded the stool nearby upon discovery.
The employee asked to not be identified for safety reasons.
Mikulski’s stool has become notable over the former Maryland senator’s career. For years, the item, which has been described as blue and carpeted, garnered mentions in media coverage from publications like The Baltimore Sun and Washington Post.