Mascot head thief pleads guilty in Corvallis

Mascot head thief pleads guilty in Corvallis
The mascot head

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Two Oregon Duck fans accused of stealing a mascot head of ESPN commentator Lee Corso during the Civil War football game last year are expected to do community service and apologize.


The 3-foot-tall head had been used in a commercial, and an ESPN tweet appealed for its return. Two days later, authorities said, the thieves ditched it.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports that 26-year-old August Michael Zane Cuneo of Eugene pleaded guilty Monday and will do 40 hours of community service and write letters of apology to the network and the state trooper who investigated the theft.

The paper says 25-year-old Alexander Joseph Westerberg of Harrisburg is to appear March 22 to begin a similar diversion program.

The head has been returned to the network.


Information from: Gazette-Times,



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