You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Entertainment

  • Vine star connects to fans in real world
    NEW YORK – Six seconds isn’t a long time, but Vine superstar Shawn Mendes made the time count when posting cover songs on the social media platform.The teen singer says he would pick the ...
  • ‘Patriot’ star found dead at apartment
    Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, who portrayed Mel Gibson’s young daughter in the 2000 film “The Patriot,” died in her Houston home, her mother said Sunday. She was 21.
  • Shipp wins lead role in Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic
    Alexandra Shipp has very little time to get ready for her new role as the late R&B singer Aaliyah. Lifetime spokeswoman Kannie Yu LaPack confirmed Friday that Shipp will play the singer, who died in a plane crash in 2001.
Advertisement
Associated Press file photo
Willie Nelson

Toy armadillo stolen in NY after Nelson concert

– A missing toy armadillo with a connection to Willie Nelson has sparked a search in the New York suburbs.

A stuffed armadillo beloved by a member of Nelson's crew was stolen from the stage at The Capitol Theatre, in Port Chester, after a Nelson concert last Thursday, theater general manager Tom Bailey said.

Grainy video shows a woman walking onto the stage as the crew packs up, boldly grabbing the armadillo and sauntering off with it, he said. The critter is known as Ol' Dillo, he said, and is a treasured possession of Nelson's monitor engineer, Aaron Foye.

Theater workers looked through more video on Tuesday in hopes of identifying the woman, Bailey said.

A posting on Nelson's Facebook page asks for help finding the thief. And a commenter says, "We hang armadillo thieves in Texas."

Nelson's publicist, Elaine Schock, told The Journal News she was unaware of Ol' Dillo and didn't know it had been filched.

"When you go to a Willie Nelson show," she said, "the last thing you notice is an armadillo."

Nelson, singer of such hits as "Always on My Mind" and "On the Road Again," postponed his Wednesday concert in Carmel, Ind., according to his website, which didn't cite a reason.

Advertisement