This undated photo released by the Redlands, Calif., Police Department, shows an unknown person posing in a stolen cow costume in San Bernardino, Calif., for an ad that was seen by police on Craigslist. (AP Photo/Redlands Police)
REDLANDS, Calif. (AP) — Police in Southern California have busted a cattle costume rustler after he tried to sell the stolen suits online.
Redlands police say the two 7-foot cow costumes created for the Chick-fil-A chain were nabbed in separate restaurant burglaries.
The costumes turned up for sale for $350 apiece on Craigslist on Oct. 30.
An undercover officer arranged to buy the bovine attire in time for Halloween. When the seller produced the black-and-white outfits, he was arrested.
Forty-three-year-old Robert Michael Trytten, of Riverside, is being held for suspicion of possession of stolen property on $275,000 bail.
The costumes were valued by the restaurant at $2,800 apiece.
Police also recovered a pop-up canopy stolen from the restaurant. All the property was returned to Chick-fil-A.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.