Missing Lee Corso Mascot Head Recovered On Monday

December 10th, 2010 - 8:23 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
lee-corsoDec 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The missing mascot head of broadcaster and ESPN football analyst Lee Corso which had earlier gone missing on Saturday was ultimately found back on Monday. The head was traced back by an Oregon State University employee who then called the police on late Monday morning to give the news. Police have traced two former University of Oregon students on charges of theft.

According to Oregon State Police Lieutenant Jeff Lanz, the university employee told them that he had seen the mascot head near his vehicle at his Harrisburg house. Police have named the two accused as the 26 year old August Cuneo and 25 year old Alexander Westerberg. The former reportedly hails from Eugene, while the later is believed to come from Harrisburg. Preparations for returning the mascot head are made made. The giant mascot head of the ESPN football analyst is $5,000. The head went missing from the set of “GameDay” on Saturday around 3:20 pm after the annual match where Oregon defeated Oregon State by a 37-20. ESPN workers cleaning the set found the head missing from its box.

The incident which was come up is that August Cuneo was taking a stroll through the Oregon State University campus when he found the mascot head. He then took it and hid it inside the bushes. Later his friend Alexander Westerberg arrived with his car and the two men then drove off for Eugene. Investigations claim that the two had second thoughts as to whether they would keep the head or not. Finally they chose to drop it off at the university employee’ house, from where it was finally recovered. Police believe that the two students never graduated.

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