CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- A minor league baseball team in Tennessee has its mascot back a day after it was reported stolen from a ballpark.
The Chattanooga Lookouts announced Wednesday on Twitter that the costume for Looie the Lookout "has been returned home safe."
BREAKING: Looie Found Safe and Sound! 🚨— Chattanooga Lookouts (@ChattLookouts) March 31, 2021
After being mascot-napped, Looie the Lookout has been returned home safe. The Lovable Lookout would like to thank the Chattanooga community and his friends @ChattanoogaPD for their support and assistance.
The team told authorities that the mascot's costume was stolen from an office at AT&T Field on Tuesday, according to a Facebook post from Chattanooga police. Looie's head looks like a big red baseball cap, with a black brim for a nose.
The Lookouts said hundreds of dollars in merchandise and equipment were also stolen.
Details of the mascot's return were not immediately released, including whether any charges were planned. A police spokesman said in an email that he was checking for additional information. A Lookouts spokesman didn't immediately return an email.
The Lookouts kick off their season at home on May 4.