The “Duck Dynasty” scarecrow thief has been arrested, according to the Cherokee Tribune on Oct. 23. The suspect is a 16-year-old who has admitted he took the scarecrow, and he has expressed remorse for what he did.
The scarecrow was an entry into the Ball Ground, Ga. contest that was sponsored by the local PTA. The Uncle Si Robertson scarecrow had been created by the parents of the fourth graders, and the result was a stunning likeness to the hugely popular “Duck Dynasty” family member.
The “Duck Dynasty” scarecrow thief took the Uncle Si creation last week, and then an area resident alerted police when they saw it in a neighbor's yard. When police arrived, the scarecrow was missing. Next they found an area of the yard which had been burned, and there were some scattered pieces of the scarecrow there.
Authorities indicate that the 16-year-old had been passing through downtown and saw the Uncle Si scarecrow. He thought it was cool, and decided to take him. Once the story of the “Duck Dynasty” scarecrow being missing went viral, the teen got scared and burned it.
The original scarecrow took about 40 hours to create, and the moms involved say they chose to do Uncle Si because they feel the family's values mirror the values the community has. As a result, they think it's important to lean on those very values and forgive the “Duck Dynasty” scarecrow thief. They plan to make a new one, and here's hoping this time Uncle Si gets to stick around downtown throughout the rest of the contest this time.