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Ronald McDonald Found Safe and Sound

Flanking Ronald McDonald are (from left) Diane Koury, Phillip Koury, Det. Dean Cerdeira and Det. Thomas Hash. Credits: Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office
Ronald McDonald Credits: Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office

CLINTON TWP., NJ – Details are scarce, but Ronald McDonald has been located.

The life size statue of Ronald McDonald sitting on a bench was stolen from the McDonald's restaurant on Center Street here sometime between 11 p.m. April 26 and 10 a.m. April 27. Ronald is made of fiberglass and weighs about 250 pounds.

Crimestoppers of Hunterdon had offered a $500 reward for information about the theft. Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III said in a press release this afternoon that the group played a “vital role ... in helping to locate the statue.”

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Kearns also credited detectives from Clinton Township police and his office for helping to find Ronald.

But Kearns didn’t say who kidnapped the mascot. “The investigation into person(s) responsible for the theft is ongoing and we will provide more details at a later date,” his statement said.

The Clinton McDonald’s is owned by the Koury family, who also own the McDonald’s in Flemington.

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