LAWTON, Okla.– A museum is on the hunt for bovine burglars, after a metal monument is stolen, the whole act caught on camera.
He’s long stood as guardian for the Comanche National Museum and Cultural Center.
“Bevo has been out in our parking lot oval since 2011,” said Candy Morgan, director for the museum.
Bought with several other tin animals, Bevo is the only bovine left standing, though he spent most of his time ‘horns down.’
“As true OU fans, we couldn’t leave him upright,” explained Morgan. “So we flipped him over, his rightful position was upside down.
These days though, Bevo can only be seen in a makeshift memorial outside, and on wanted posters around the museum, after he was bull-napped.
“We were closed for a tribal holiday,” said blank. “In broad daylight a white truck pulls up, somebody hops out of the truck, takes the longhorn, and off he goes.”
Turns out this theft could be bad for OU.
Since Bevo has stood guard, the Sooners have a winning record against the hated Longhorns. But with this luck charm missing, the Red River Rivalry is up for grabs.
“Now Bevo’s gone, so we’ll see what happens,” said Morgan.
Museum officials believe they have spotted the suspect’s truck on the east side of town. Lawton police have been notified of the burglary.