Massachusetts family’s missing Ronald McDonald statue found

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Ronald McDonald statue hamburgled from a western Massachusetts home during a teenage house party in August has been found.

The three-foot high statue of the McDonald’s restaurant mascot in a crouching position was turned in to Northampton police Wednesday by an employee of a McDonald’s who found it next to a trash receptacle outside a health club.

That person turned it over when he read about the missing statue in The Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Mary Ryan said her husband, Thomas Freidman, bought the sculpture from an antique store years ago for $1,200. They think it dates to 1972.

It disappeared when their teenage daughter hosted an unauthorized party at their Leverett summer home. It was seen in a tree and outside the health club, before the trail went cold.

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Information from: Daily Hampshire Gazette (Northampton, Mass.), http://www.gazettenet.com

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