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Penn State’s Banner Thief Strikes Again

They say everything happens in threes. First, the Mama Mia’s spoon met its fate. The $1,750 Penn State Lives Here banner was next. Now, the banner welcoming James Franklin to Happy Valley above Lion’s Pride has gone missing.

This, according to Lion’s Pride’s Facebook page:

We need your help Nittany Nation! These two individuals stole our Welcome Coach James Franklin banner last night. We simply want for them to return it before we release the video footage of them taking it down. Once that happens, we will press charges. Please share and help us spread the word so we can continue to show our Franklin pride! Thanks fans!

Here’s a grainy photo of the culprits from last night:

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It takes a brazen soul to steal something like this in the middle of downtown State College with the normally high Saturday night police presence. Lion’s Pride claims it has a clear video that it will release if the thieves don’t return the sign voluntarily. The store plans to press charges if the sign doesn’t turn up soon.

Despite it costing less than the Penn State Lives Here sign and having less sentimental value than the Mama Mia’s spoon (neither of which have been recovered), Lion’s Pride is serious about getting it back.

“We understand that sometimes people do questionable things when they have been drinking,” the store wrote. “That is why we are giving them the opportunity to return it.”

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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