The statues of Snoopy & Charlie Brown which was on display outside of Tainan stadium have been stolen. For the past few weeks, the home stadium of Uni-Lions have been on loan to the WBSC to host the U12 Baseball World Cup.
The popular baseball playing Peanuts characters were named as the global ambassador and have been one of the major photo attractions during the U12 Baseball World Cup.
According to the Tainan city police department, the missing report came in around 5pm in the afternoon. Since then, the local police have started checking the nearby CCTV footage, hoping to generate some leads on the whereabout of the baseball duo.
Update on the incident
9th of August
The missing statues have have found in the morning, dumped on the side of the road near the stadium. The police have returned the missing statues to the organiser.
10th of August
Police have found the person who stole the statues via CCTV footage. The 48-year-old man told the police that he thought the event organiser did not want the keep the statues after the tournament, that’s why he took it. The man will face larceny charges at the Tainan district court.