Thieves Steal 14-Foot Inflatable Sheep

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    Sep 10, 2001
    Rochester, MN - America's Mattress co-owner Jim Sather is left puzzled after a rustler stole Serta Mattresses' inflatable 14-foot sheep from their store here.

    "I can't figure out what someone would do with a 14-foot sheep," Sather said. "It can't go in your basement and if it's in your back yard, your neighbor will notice. If it's target practice, it only lasts once."

    All the thief or thieves left was a handwritten note at the scene of the crime that read: "For the sheep, bring peace to the earth."

    Sather said their mascot is missed.

    "He's the granddaddy of all sheep and there's a whole flock that will miss him," Sather said.

    The sheep is labeled with a No. 1 and is worth an estimated $3,500.

    Serta produces "plushy" toy sheep replicas and in its commercials, a flock of unemployed white sheep roam neighborhoods seeking a home without a Serta mattress.

    According to the commercials, Serta Mattresses are so comfortable that the time honored tradition of counting sheep to put oneself to sleep isn't needed.