Aug. 30 2019 08:06 AM

Deputies have received 100 calls about the statue but have been unsuccessful locating it.

Deputies in North Carolina are hunting for a thief who stole a 6-foot-tall, 180-pound fiberglass resin Sasquatch statue from a landscaping business, according to an article by the New York Post.

Terry Brewer, who co-owns Mountaineer Landscaping in Linville, says the landmark was stolen between late Friday, July 23, and early Saturday, July 24. The creature known as “Bigfoot” to Brewer and customers had stood watch outside the business for the past several years.

Brewer says when she came in that Saturday morning, it was gone. She acknowledged that the statue is an attention-getter, but it remains a mystery to her as to why anyone would target the family-run business.

She thinks it was possible just a prank and hopes it will be returned soon. Brewer said she bought the specially made statue from a company for $3,000 several years ago.

Brewer said she intends to let deputies from the Avery County Sheriff’s Office keep trying to track down the stolen Sasquatch before she starts making arrangements to replace it.

Avery County Sheriff Kevin Frye says his deputies have gotten at least 100 calls regarding the “iconic” statue since posting about the theft on the department’s Facebook page Saturday. They have chased down several leads, but so far have been unsuccessful locating it.