The beloved ‘Weinerman’ statue is back at the West Virginia restaurant
A West Virginia restaurant is celebrating after the return of their beloved “Weinerman” statue.
The statue was stolen from Dairy Winkle, a restaurant in Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia, according to a January 19 press release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.
The business caught fire on January 11. The restaurant owner reported that in the days following the fire, someone broke into the building and stole the statue.
The precious statue depicts a anthropomorphized sausage dog licking his lips and squeezing bottles of ketchup and mustard. The sheriff’s office described the figurine as a “cherished business novelty” with a value of $1,000.
The sheriff received a tip about the statue’s location and found it. The statue was returned safely, undamaged, to Dairy Winkle, according to a press release.
On Facebook, the restaurant owner express gratitude to the officers who helped return the statue. “Weinerman has been found and has been safely returned to DairyWinkle,” the post read. “Thank you officers for bringing him home.”
A suspect has yet to be identified and an active investigation is underway, according to the sheriff’s press release.