03/18/1998 AT 12:00 AM EST

A $3,000, 500-pound Big Boy restaurant mascot -- grinning and carrying a giant hamburger -- from a Toledo OH storefront, Sunday afternoon. Restaurant manager Drema Demers told the Toledo Blade she suspects foul play because: "I know he was happy here. He was always smiling." If convicted, the thieves would face up to one year in prison -- although police detectives admit the case is not a top priority.

From Our Partners