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Toy taken from Willie Nelson’s band returned in NY

A theater manager says stuffed armadillo thwas stolen from Willie Nelson’s bafter show suburban New York has been returned unharmed.

A theater manager says a stuffed armadillo that was stolen from Willie Nelson’s band after a show in suburban New York has been returned unharmed. | AP file photo

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Updated: September 27, 2013 2:58PM



PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — A theater manager says a stuffed armadillo that was stolen from Willie Nelson’s band after a show in suburban New York has been returned unharmed.

He says the band isn’t pressing charges.

The toy critter, known to the band as Ol’ Dillo, disappeared after a Sept. 19 concert at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Bailey says the armadillo was a treasured possession of Nelson’s monitor engineer, Aaron Foye.

Video shows a woman snatching it away. General manager Tom Bailey says a different woman brought the armadillo to the box office Friday in a sealed box. She did not identify herself.

Bailey says theater staffers believe they know who stole the armadillo, but he says Nelson’s road manager said Foye would not press charges.



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