CORVALLIS, Ore. - A giant mask depicting ESPN college football analyst Lee Corso reported stolen Saturday in Corvallis from the ESPN GameDay set was located in Harrisburg, almost 30 miles away from campus.
An ESPN employee reported the mascot head stolen on Saturday at 3:23 p.m.
Valued at approximately $5,000, the mascot head was last seen in a large container box at the Oregon State University Memorial Union Quad near ESPN transportation vehicles.
Employees were clearing the Game Day set when the mascot head was noted missing from its container box.
According to Oregon State Police Lieutenant Jeff Lanz, an Oregon State University employee called late Monday morning, Dec. 6, to report finding the mascot head near his personal vehicle at his Harrisburg-area residence.
Lanz said police do not believe that whoever left the mascot head knew the vehicle's owner was an OSU employee who has asked to not be identified at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this theft investigation is asked to call the Oregon State Police OSU office (541) 737-3010.
State police will make arrangements to return the property to ESPN.