A popcorn ball that weighs 70 pounds was returned to a Chagrin Falls, Ohio, popcorn shop Tuesday night or early Wednesday after being reported missing Monday.
The oversized concoction was found on a bench outside the store on Wednesday morning, intact and unharmed, according to Cleveland.com.
The red, white, and blue popcorn ball was used on New Year’s Eve in a ball drop and displayed at the popcorn shop ever since. It was recently auctioned off to help raise money for a town hall renovation. Executive Director of The Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce Milly Gebler won the auction for the ball and will now receive it, Cleveland.com said.
Police had asked residents to keep an eye out for the 70-pound popcorn ball after it was reported missing, WKBN reported.
According to Cleveland.com, shop owner Dewey Forward said he wouldn’t press charges if the ball were returned, no questions asked.
Forward and shop manager Patti Raymond had speculated that teenagers may have taken the ball as a prank.
“It appears to be intact, not smashed up,” Raymond said, Cleveland.com reported. “There was an uproar on Facebook, people were appalled and amused at the same time.”
Twitter was a bit incredulous, both that a 70-pound popcorn ball existed, and that someone would take it.
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