$500 KFC Chicken Reward for Colonel's Head

Kentucky Fried Chicken is offering $500 worth of grilled chicken as a reward for information leading to the return of a bronze bust of the company';s founder, Colonel Harland Sanders, that was taken from beneath this painting at a Berea KFC last month. Lexington, affil. WKYT

KFC is hoping the folks who ran off with a bronze bust of Colonel Harland Sanders have big appetites.

The chicken giant is offering $500 worth of grilled chicken as a reward for information leading to the return of the bust that was taken from a Berea KFC last month.

KFC spokesman Rick Maynard says the chain considered offering cash, "but we think KFC's world-famous chicken is a better motivator than money."

Rhonda Hall, assistant manager at the Berea location, told CBS Affiliate WKYT that while staff were cleaning the dining room the bust, resting beneath a painting of the company's founder, disappeared.

The bust is valued at $1,200.

"I thought it was pretty neat they had the statue of his head," one young customer, Dayna Miller, told WKYT correspondent Cheryl Glassford.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports four young men who left in a silver passenger car were the only customers during the time frame that the bust disappeared.

Anyone with information can contact Berea police at (859) 986-8456.

"If anyone knows anything, we'd really like to have it back in the store," said Hall.

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