'Mabel the Mannequin' stolen and recovered, police say - KMOV.com

'Mabel the Mannequin' stolen and recovered, police say

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Mabel the Mannequin. Credit: KMOV Mabel the Mannequin. Credit: KMOV
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOV.com) -

A popular symbol for people in Edwardsville has been recovered.

Mabel the Mannequin was stolen from a public park recently during the renovation of the A-7 Corsair Aircraft.

The theft caused alarm for some people who saw the mannequin as a fixture for years.

An investigation led officers to an Edwardsville home Tuesday.

“The Edwardsville Police Department got an anonymous tip. They went and checked it out and she was there,” said Edwardsville Township Supervisor Fred Schulte.

Officers consulted with prosecutors and decided not to press charges against the juvenile accused of stealing Mabel.

Authorities said Mabel will not be taking her seat in the vintage plane again and are searching for a different home for the mannequin.

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