NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) - Mr. Potato Head is missing, and police want to know who took the tourism-touting tater.
The 6-foot tall, 150-pound statue was stolen Friday from the driveway of a private estate. James Leach called police after he heard his driveway alarm sounding about 3 a.m.
In 2000, the Rhode Island Tourism Division introduced the Mr. Potato Head figures to promote the state as a family tourist destination.
The stolen statue was originally sponsored by the governor's office and located in the Statehouse. The popular children's toy figure is dressed in a Colonial uniform.
Police estimated its value at about $600.
6-foot-tall Mr. Potato Head statue stolen from driveway
Published: Tue Sep 30, 2003 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 05:27 p.m.