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OSP Recovers Missing Lee Corso Game Day Mascot Head: Investigation Continuing
12/06/2010
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
(503) 731-3020 ext. 247

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The missing ESPN oversized Lee Corso Game Day mascot head believed to have been stolen Saturday afternoon in Corvallis, Oregon was recovered late Monday morning and is now in the hands of Oregon State Police (OSP).
 
According to OSP Lieutenant Jeff Lanz, an Oregon State University (OSU) employee called late Monday morning, December 6, saying the mascot head was placed by unknown person(s) near his personal vehicle at his Harrisburg-area residence. It is believed that whoever left the mascot head knew the vehicle's owner was an OSU employee who has asked to not be identified at this time. The location which is aobut 27 miles from campus is also withheld pending an ongoing investigation.
 
The mascot head was reported stolen December 4, 2010 at 3:23 p.m. by an ESPN employee. Valued at approximately $5,000, the mascot head was last seen in a large container box at the Oregon State University Memorial Union Quad near ESPN transportation vehicles. Employees were clearing the Game Day set when the mascot head was noted missing from its container box.
 
Anyone with information regarding this theft investigation is asked to call the Oregon State Police OSU office (541) 737-3010.
 
OSP will make arrangements to return the property to ESPN.