LOVELAND, Ohio (FOX19) - The owner of a Tri-State restaurant says someone recently stole thousands of dollars worth of items, including a giant rooster.
Trent Mulch owns Le Peep in Loveland. He says he showed up to his restaurant on Saturday morning and noticed Cluck Cluck, the restaurant’s metal 6-ft. rooster, missing.
Mulch bought Cluck Cluck just a year after he bought the Le Peep back in 2017. He says since then it’s become a part of the restaurant’s fabric.
“It’s the thing that kind of stands out the most at this restaurant. It’s kind of the thing that kids love to take pictures with... Adults as well,” Mulch said, adding the rooster became synonymous with the Le Peep brand.
“I had it bolted down, but apparently, not bolted down well enough.”
Beyond Cluck Cluck, Mulch says the thieves stole several tables and a bench as well as some new umbrellas.
In total, he says they made off with around $1,200 in items.
Said Mulch, “It’s not so much the value of the items. It’s just knowing that you have to worry about that stuff.”
Still, the restauranteur sounded a sympathetic tone in his message to the thief.
“I’m sorry you’re going through whatever you’re going through, ‘cause times are tough for a lot of people right now, and there’s better ways,” he said.
Mulch added he wouldn’t press charges if Cluck Cluck was returned.
“It would be perfectly fine with me if it just came back,” he said.
If you see Cluck Cluck, contact the Loveland Police Department.
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