Toy armadillo stolen in NY after Nelson concert

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 9:03 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 24 at 9:33 PM

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs.

The Capitol Theatre's general manager says a stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson's crew was stolen from the stage after a Nelson concert last Thursday.

Tom Bailey says grainy video shows a woman walking onto the stage as the crew packs up, grabbing the armadillo and sauntering off. He says the critter is known as Ol' Dillo and is a treasured possession of one of Nelson's engineers.

Bailey says theater workers looked through more video Tuesday in hopes of identifying the woman.

A posting on Nelson's Facebook page asks for help finding the thief. And a commenter says, "We hang armadillo thieves in Texas."

Nelson's website says he's postponed his Wednesday concert in Carmel, Ind.

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