The Chattanooga Police Department announced Friday it had identified a suspect in the March 30 theft of Looie, the mascot of the Chattanooga Lookouts.
Alex Clark Thompson, 24, is being sought on warrants for burglary, theft and vandalism, according to a Friday tweet by the police department.
The tweet asked for the suspect to turn himself in as well as requesting help from the public in locating Thompson. He is described as a white male standing 6 feet tall and weighing 155 pounds. He has brown eyes and brown hair. The tweet featured a photo of two mascots — McGruff the Crime Dog and Looie the Lookout — holding a wanted poster for Thompson.
Anyone with tips is asked to call 423-698-2525.
The Looie mascot costume, along with hundreds of dollars in merchandise and equipment, was reportedly stolen from an office at AT&T field on March 30. Looie was found by a Tennessee Aquarium employee early the next morning near the Power Alley side of the AT&T Field stadium. The missing merchandise and equipment have yet to be recovered.
The Lookouts thanked the community for helping to return their mascot in a Facebook post.
"After being mascot-napped, Looie the Lookout has been returned home safe," the post reads. "The Lovable Lookout would like to thank the Chattanooga community and his friends at the Chattanooga Police Department for their support and assistance."
— Compiled by Colin M. Stewart
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