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Police Seeking Information In Criminal Mischief At Lion Shrine

Update 2:45 p.m.: The individuals pictured above have been identified. University police continue to investigate the incident.

Original story: The Nittany Lion Shrine lost its right ear over the weekend — a weekend that just so happened to also be State Patty’s Day, best known for its debauchery between THON and spring break.

Now, campus police are asking for help identifying individuals who “may have information pertaining to the incident” at the Lion Shrine early Saturday morning. To be clear, the police didn’t directly confirm the criminal mischief relates to the missing ear, but it wasn’t hard for us to connect the dots.

Police have identified what appears to be one male and one female (pictured above) who they believe have information about the incident, which police say occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday at the Lion Shrine.

Anyone with information that could possibly identify these individuals, or any other information pertaining to the incident, is asked to contact campus police. You can contact the police by phone at (814) 863-1111 or submit tips via email to Centre County Crimestoppers. Campus police also have an anonymous tip form, which you can find online here.

Here’s the full release from campus police:

Penn State University Police are investigating a Criminal Mischief that occurred on February 24, 2018 at approximately 2:30 a. m. at the Lion Shrine. The Shrine, located at the intersection of Curtin and Burrowes Road, was damaged. The individuals pictured below may have information pertaining to the incident. Police are seeking assistance identifying the individuals. If you have any information pertaining to the incident or the identity of the individuals, please contact University Police.

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