Golf course's stolen polar bear figure found

May 11, 2009 4:19:56 AM PDT
New Castle County police say an 8-foot fiberglass polar bear stolen from a Milltown miniature golf course has been found. The bear was taken from the Delcastle Driving Range late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Police say a passerby called 911 on Saturday to report seeing the figure in a parking area of Middle Run Park.

Driving range workers retrieved the figure, which was missing its left paw.

Driving range manager Peter Thien says the polar bear weighs about 120 pounds and is worth $800 to $1,200.

Last year, a 10-foot giraffe figure was stolen from the range and returned several days later with two ears missing.

Police say the Midway Softball Complex nearby was vandalized and ransacked the same night the bear was stolen.

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