Police Chief Bryon Reeves of Ball Ground, Georgia, has revealed that a juvenile who admitted taking the now-famous "Duck Dynasty" scarecrow has been arrested, according to a UPI report on Tuesday. The scarecrow was modeled after Uncle Si Robertson, one of the personalities on the successful “Duck Dynasty” television program.
The missing scarecrow was created by some fourth grade students’ parents at Ball Ground Elementary School for the city of Ball Ground’s inaugural scarecrow contest. The remnants of the now-destroyed scarecrow were found scattered and burned on Friday.
The child who stole the scarecrow was charged with theft this week after having admitted to committing the crime. Police Chief Reeves said that it’s unfortunate that they lost the scarecrow but suggested that maybe the child might make them a new one - due to the child's own remorse.
Reeves also said that the person who gave the police the tip to solve the case might get a $1,000 reward – if the child thief is convicted in juvenile court. The case may not go that far, however, because one of the parents involved with creating the “Duck Dynasty” scarecrow sounded as if the group is ready to forgive the kid.