Ponca City, OK

Now: 63 °F

Currently: Fair

Hi: 63 °F | Lo: 46 °F

Friday

Hi: 75 °F 

Lo: 59 °F

Saturday

Hi: 79 °F 

Lo: 45 °F

Sunday

Hi: 72 °F 

Lo: 61 °F

Monday

Hi: 68 °F 

Lo: 50 °F

Tuesday

Hi: 60 °F 

Lo: 53 °F

Stolen purple penguin statue returned to hotel museum

The Associated Press - January 5, 2019 9:38 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A large purple penguin statue that was swiped from a hotel in Oklahoma City apparently managed to waddle back home after police released surveillance camera images of a man with the $3,000 piece of art tucked under his arm.
Oklahoma City police on Friday announced that the statue, which disappeared Sunday night from the 21c Museum Hotel, had been “returned home.”
No arrests have been announced.
Hotel staff speculated that it was stolen by someone visiting a guest. Surveillance images show a man carrying the artwork by its head. The penguin is about two-thirds the height of the statue thief.
A spokeswoman for the hotel said she was “thrilled the penguin has been returned to our flock .”

 

Latest Stories

First-ever Tacolalah Festival to fill Ark City with activities May 4

ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. — The first-ever Tacolalah Festival will kick off with a day full of...

Tourism booth set up at Tulsa Blue Cross, Blue Shield offices

Ponca City Tourism Coordinator Zach Trantham recently set up a booth at the Corporate Offices of...

Sunny Batschelett inducted into Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society

Ponca City Senior Sunny Batschelett has been inducted into the 2019 Oklahoma Indian Student Honor Society....