Chick-fil-A pleads for return of stolen cow costumes

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   April 16, 2017 at 3:55 PM

April 16 (UPI) -- The owner of a Chick-fil-A franchise in California said a group of burglars didn't get any cash, but they stole something arguably more precious: Three cow costumes.

The Chick-fil-A restaurant in Folsom said in a Facebook post that a group of burglars in a dark-colored hatchback broke into the storage shed behind the eatery between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. April 9.

The post said the thieves "kidnapped our three cow mascots," the bovine costumes sometimes worn by employees for special events.

Matt Crane, the franchise's owner, said surveillance photos showed what appeared to be two men and a woman stealing the costumes.

He said he believes the trio were only after the cow outfits an a T-shirt cannon, which was later noticed missing.

"There were things that were more valuable in that shed, so they went for the cows, knew where they were at and took them," Crane told KTXL-TV.

Crane said other Chick-fil-A locations have stepped in and allowed his business to borrow their cow suits for the time being.

"I just want my cows back," Crane said. "No plans to press charges, so if they show back up, we would just be incredibly grateful."

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