Stolen Ronald McDonald statue returned to Lomira restaurant
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LOMIRA - A statue of Ronald McDonald has been returned to the Lomira McDonald's after it was stolen late Wednesday or early Thursday morning.
Police Sergeant Chris Mireski says the several hundred pound statue was discovered by a Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Deputy during a routine patrol. Mireski said, "It was located in what is probably best described as a farm field, a very grassy area."
Because of the weight of the statue, investigators believe more than one person is responsible for swiping it from the restaurant's patio.
The statue is worth several thousand dollars, which would make the theft a felony under Wisconsin law. Customers at the McDonald's Friday said because Lomira is such a small town, it probably won't be too long before word spreads on who's responsible for the crime.
Police say the case remains under investigation.