Does this photo show someone wearing the “stolen” Duke mascot head? The Instagram user posted the photo with the caption:
“Shout out to my brother and his friends for stealing the Duke mascot head and mounting it on a stake.”
Editor’s note: The photo has since been deleted.
The Duke mascot head was apparently stolen and placed above the UNC campus store.
The head was quickly taken down, but not before pictures began circulating on social media sites. A photo was taken by Mark Snyder earlier Wednesday that shows the Duke mascot head on a stick.
Derek Rowles, an executive producer for ABC 11 in Raleigh, said Chapel Hill Police have taken possession of the Duke mascot head. It was removed from the bookstore around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.
The mascot head will be returned to Duke.