Hot Dog Man Is Town’s Favorite Statue

09/14/2011 12:39 PM ET

A statue of a hot dog man appeared on a road in the town of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and the police department is still trying to locate its rightful owner.

“Nobody knows anything about it,” said Capt. Terry LeMaster.

Last week a concerned citizen called in a report of a man in a hot dog costume standing near a children’s bus stop across town.

However, when police arrived at the scene, they found the man was actually a 6-foot tall statue, with spindly legs and a pair of high-top sneakers, but the hands were missing.

Now police are trying to figure out who the prankster is that placed the statue on the street corner. Police said he has no idea where the statue came from or who owns it. As of Monday, no one had claimed the Hot Dog Man.

Authorities say that there were previous reports of the statue being spotted in other parts of the town. In the past, it has been spotted on South 8th Street and 8th Avenue. How it got to Harmony and Benton is still a mystery.

The Council Bluffs police department is holding the hot dog man, waiting for someone to come forward and claim the statue. “Someone asked me ‘Why not just throw it away?’,” LeMaster said. “Well, it’s not ours to throw away. Someone’s missing a 6-foot hot dog.”

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