Toy armadillo filched in NY after Nelson concert

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A missing armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs.

The Capitol Theater’s general manager says a stuffed armadillo, beloved by a member of Nelson’s crew, was filched from the stage after a Nelson concert last Thursday.

Tom Bailey says grainy video shows a woman walking onto the stage as the crew packs up, boldly grabbing the armadillo and sauntering off with it. He says the critter is known as Ol’ Dillo and is a treasured possession of Aaron Foye, Nelson’s monitor engineer.

Bailey says theater workers were looking through more video Tuesday in hopes of identifying the woman.

On Nelson’s Facebook page, a posting asks for help finding the thief. And a commenter says, “We hang armadillo thieves in Texas.”

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