Police get tip on Hot Dog Man statue owner


September 14th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) – Police in Council Bluffs say they have found a link to the mysterious appearance of a Hot Dog Man statue. Police Sgt. Chad Meyers says a man called police Wednesday morning claiming the statue belongs to his son. Meyers says police still have to talk to the son before deciding what to do with the statue. Police took the Hot Dog Man statue into custody September 2nd,  after a concerned citizen reported a man in a hot dog costume near a bus stop where children congregate. When officers arrived, they discovered it was only a statue. Meyers says the statue is only a “found property” case and no investigation is under way, but he acknowledged “it’s not something you see very often, if at all.”