Chick-a-fil was the victim of a hilarious crime after some thieves made off with three mascot costumes themed like cows from a storage shed earlier in the week. The store made a please on public media saying that the would take the costumes back, no questions asked.
The spelling challenged cow mascot typically urges its customers to “eat more chikin,” but it has now become the victim of “beefnapping.”
Police are also involved in investigation, with optimism high for the return of the costumes given the media attention. The costumes are not able to be sold and would be too noticeable if used for Halloween.
James Daack, the store’s hospitality director, said Thursday they just want the cows back with no questions asked. “We’re hoping that through us reaching out in numerous ways, that the people who took the cows will come to their senses and bring the cows back to us,” he said.
“We’re hoping it’s a prank.”
The Chick-fil-A fast food chain based in Georgia specializes in chicken sandwiches. Its ads feature crafty yet spelling-challenged cows that urge customers to “Eat Mor Chikin.”
Some commenters on Facebook called the theft “beefnapping” and said that stealing cows is called “rustling.” Folsom police are investigating. Police Sgt. Andrew Bates said he expects the cow costumes to turn up given the media attention. “It’s not like somebody can dress up for Halloween in that,” he said, “and it’s not money that someone can spend.”