Stuffed armadillo stolen from Nelson's concert set, sparks search

A missing toy armadillo that belongs to one of Willie Nelson's band mates was stolen during a concert in New York, sparking a search in the city's suburbs.

September 24, 2013 5:51:23 PM PDT
A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs and through Facebook.

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, boldly grabbing the armadillo and sauntering off with it. He says the critter is known as Ol' Dillo and is a treasured possession of Nelson's monitor engineer, Aaron Foye.

Bailey says theater workers looked through more video on 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."

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