Yogi Bear statue found on side of highway hours after stolen from park

Yogi Bear statue stolen from Mississippi park
Yogi Bear statue stolen from Mississippi park(Pelahatchie Police Department)
Published: Apr. 19, 2022 at 1:56 PM CDT
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PELAHATCHIE, Miss. (WLBT) - Police in Pelahatchie have found the Yogi Bear statue hours after someone stole the iconic figure from Jellystone Park Camp-Resort.

Details are slim, but Chief Robert MaHaffey says the statue was found around 3 a.m. Tuesday on the side of Highway 43 near Goodman Road.

The department says it’s following up on leads on potential suspects but released no other information.

The theft occurred on April 15.

PPD has video footage, although not yet public, of a pickup truck entering the park just before midnight.

The truck made a u-turn at the entrance and stopped near the statue.

Police say thieves detached the statue from its base and removed it from the property within approximately three minutes.

Yogi Bear is the key attraction at the popular park and camp resort.

The Pelahatchie Police Department is asking for public assistance in identifying the suspect(s) involved in a theft from...

Posted by Pelahatchie Police Department on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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