In one of the most daring heists of the century, criminals made off with the Philly Phanatic's head 2 weeks ago.
In an elaborate sting operation, police enlisted the assistance of radio broadcaster Howard Stern to trap the evil mastermind behind the caper. Stern offered a $5,000 reward for the return of the furry green lid.
Bernard Bechtel, 37 yr old father of two, responded to the offer and was arrested.
Compassionate fans in the city of brotherly love, who recently cheered as Deion Sanders was knocked unconscious, are now calling for Bechtel's decapitation. "The Bible says an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, we want a head for a head" read a Feb 19 editorial in the Philly Daily Times.
In related news, Steve Bartman has advised his real estate agent not to bother with property in Philadelphia.