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Owner all shook up after Elvis scarecrow stolen from home near Exeter

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: July 02, 2014

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The owner of an Elvis scarecrow was left ‘all shook up’ after it was stolen from their property in Starcross.

The straw man dressed as The King was snatched, overnight on June 23, from a garden in Well Street.

It was part of the village’s scarecrow festival, which is now in its tenth year and was organised in aid of Children’s Hospice South West. Karen Seaton made the scarecrow as her husband David is a big Elvis fan.

“It took a couple of days to put together,” she said.

“My husband has a room full of Elvis memorabilia and I cut up a canvas to make his face, my husband wasn’t too happy.

“What we’re most annoyed about, is that the event is for charity. If the person had come to us and asked for the suit it was wearing I’d have probably just given it to them, but instead they stole the whole scarecrow, just leaving his boots behind.

“This will be the first and last time I enter the festival.”

PSCO Deborah Sleeman, posted on Dawlish Neighbourhood Police page on Facebook about the crime.

“The owner went looking for him but only found his glove near the park by the bowls club," she said.

“As you can appreciate the owner was ‘All Shook Up’ about this and did not want Elvis to leave the building.”

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