Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Police charge man in theft of beheaded Ronald McDonald statue


Tuesday, Mar 6, 2007
Posted on Mon, Mar. 05, 2007

State police have charged a 22-year-old man with theft, alleging he took a family's Ronald McDonald statue that was later found beheaded in a wood patch.

Jason Anthony Nocar, of Hopewell Township, has been charged with theft, conspiracy and related counts, state police said Saturday. Troopers are looking for a second suspect.

The iconic fast-food clown disappeared from the Grieger home on Jan. 15. About two weeks later, Joy Grieger found its severed head on her family's Stewartstown property with X's drawn over its eyes. The rest of the 300-pound statue turned up elsewhere a few days later.

Grieger, who once worked for McDonald's, adopted the statue decades ago.

Nocar declined to comment Sunday.

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