ETU Security is currently cooperating with the Golan County Sheriff’s Department on a burglary investigation at the O’Brian Estate. Late yesterday evening burglars broke into President Nelson’s office, resulting in the disappearance of Poe the ETU Fighting Raven.
“This is most likely a simple prank. I don’t understand how such a break-in should even be possible though, given our dear Poe’s extensive security,” said President Nelson in an early morning interview.
Officials say no other items have been found missing from the president’s office or other rooms within the estate.
Poe has been bird-napped several times before, most recently in 2009. In that instance the beloved raven was never recovered and the university had to seek a replacement Poe.
This theft comes at a critical time with the homecoming game against Blackburn Tech less than a week away. Although many speculate it is the work of BB Tech pranksters, local authorities are hesitant to make unfounded accusations.
“Look here, if Blackburn is behind this we will catch them, but in all due respects the Golan County Sheriff’s Department has no interest in wild goose chases,” said Golan County Sheriff Butch Anderson.
Students and faculty alike hold with bated breath that our beloved mascot returns before this Friday’s game.