Poor Uncle Si can’t catch a break. Between the guys on Duck Dynasty giving him a hard time for his vocabulary and naps and someone stealing and burning up a scarecrow made in his likeness, the tea-guzzling duck hunter is always catching grief. Cherokee County police in Georgia have made an arrest in the case of the stolen Duck Dynasty scarecrow. It turns out that the thief was a teenager.
A police report was filed last week that said someone had stolen a Duck Dynasty scarecrow from downtown Ball Ground. Police offered a $1,000 reward to anyone who had information that led to the arrest and conviction of the scarecrow thief.
The police received a tip at the end of last week that led to the arrest of a 16-year-old, who confessed to the crime. “Someone called in a tip and said they’d seen it on a porch outside the city. He admitted that he did take it on his way home one night, and he burned it because he got afraid of the media attention and what it got on social media,” Police Chief Byron Reeves said.
A group of moms from Ball Ground Elementary worked an estimated 40 hours to make the scarecrow look just like Uncle Si, and were quite upset at the news it had been stolen, but they have forgiven the teen thief.
“To begin with we were kind of upset, the main reason we had done Duck Dynasty was because of the background and their beliefs and we truly believe in them, and as a community we have to forgive,” Martin said. Martin is referring to the Christian beliefs the Robertson clan is very open about on the show, and every Duck Dynasty ends with patriarch Phil Robertson saying grace.
While the teen has been charged with theft, he is described as being remorseful over his actions. “He felt bad about what he did and he actually talked about going and apologizing to the class,” Ball Ground City Manager Eric Wilmarth said.
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