Posted on September 25, 2013 at 2:25 PM
Wednesday, Sep 25 at 2:27 PM
PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs.
The Capitol Theatre’s general manager says a stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson’s crew was stolen from the stage after a Nelson concert last Thursday.
Tom Bailey says grainy video shows a woman walking onto the stage as the crew packs up, grabbing the armadillo and sauntering off. He says the critter is known as Ol’ Dillo and is a treasured possession of one of Nelson’s engineers.
Bailey says theater workers looked through more video Tuesday in hopes of identifying the woman.
A posting on Nelson’s Facebook page asks for help finding the thief. And a commenter says, “We hang armadillo thieves in Texas.”
Nelson’s website says he’s postponed his Wednesday concert in Carmel, Ind.
Nelson posted on his Facebook page and shared the following video:
Someone stole Aaron's Armadillo from the sound desk backstage on Sept 19 at the Capital Theater (149 Westchester Ave, Port Chester, NY 10573) Did you go to the show? Did you work the show? Help us find the WOMAN in this video who stole him.