Straight from the Arizona Daily Sun in Flagstaff:
The fiberglass bull welded to the sign outside Crazy Bill’s Saloon and Steakhouse has been stolen.
According to Flagstaff police reports, the brown bull, which is about half-sized in scale, was taken between 8 p.m. on Thursday and 4 a.m. on Friday from the bar and restaurant, 3130 E. Route 66. The bull was wearing a tan-colored wig over its head and horns. It is worth about $4,000, reports stated.
Police noticed tire tracks and footprints in the dirt around the sign, and damage to the nearby wooden split-rail fence. Apparently, somebody backed onto the sidewalk from the west parking lot, causing the damage. A witness said he saw a red truck in the spot at about 10 p.m. and the bull was already gone, but he did not see the bull in the bed, reports stated.
Police have no suspects.
Two observations. First, this has to be a drunken prank and not a premeditated theft. I mean, what would you do with a fiberglass bull? If you stole it, how would you keep it hidden? What profit motive is there? It’s not like you can hawk it at your local pawn shop. I’ll bet it’s recovered fairly quickly.
Second, this was the same establishment that was placing homophobic comments on its marquee in this summer — a move so stupid and rude that even heterosexuals were offended. Based on the dearth of follow-up reports in the Daily Sun, it’s assumed that cooler (and smarter) heads prevailed and that the comments were taken down.