Council Bluffs man claims Hot Dog Man statue


September 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — The mystery of the Council Bluffs Hot Dog Man statue has been solved and police say they’re glad to give it back to its owner. Police Capt. Terry LeMaster says Curtis Wennhold proved the statue was his by supplying its arms, which had broken off. The statue was found Sept. 2 after police were called about a man in a hot dog costume watching children near a bus stop. It turned out only to be a statue but no one knew where it had come from.

LeMaster says it was taken from Wennhold’s yard by teenagers who hoisted it into a vehicle, breaking off its arms. He says the teens became “creeped out” by it and dropped it off where it was found.