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Missing 'cow' mailbox leads to 3 arrests
Police say teens took signs from restaurants
Hunter Thomas Waikel

      Two men and a woman were arrested Saturday after witnesses watched them rip up signs, lettering and other items, including a cow mailbox, from several Northside Drive area restaurants.
      Robert Harrison Ruprecht, 19; Kristina Langley Todd, 18; and Hunter Thomas Waikel, 18; all of Georgia Avenue, were each charged with theft by taking, second degree criminal damage to property, criminal trespass and damaging mailboxes or mail, according to Statesboro Police reports.
      After receiving reports from witnesses to the thefts, officers located the suspects' vehicle, and found several signs and other evidence inside.
      The suspects reportedly took Taco Bell signs advertising special food deals; signs and lettering from Checkers, McDonalds, and Chic-Fil-A. One item they took from Chic-fil-A was a "cow" themed mail box.
      The suspects also had clearance, "falling prices" and other signs from Wal-Mart, as well as potted plants and potting soil, reports stated.
      The stolen items were recovered, and Ruprecht, Todd and Waikel were taken to the Bulloch County Jail, where they later posted bond, reports stated.

Holli Deal Bragg may be reached at (912) 489-9414.


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