Greencastle , Indiana -- A consonant-loving thief has police and business owners baffled after dozens of Rs were stolen from signs around the community.
The weekend caper targeted gas stations, restaurants, repair shops and medical offices in the city of 10,000 people about 40 miles west of Indianapolis.
The thief also nabbed half a dozen letters from a lighted marquee in front of a National Guard post.
"I don't know if they think it's a joke, but to me it's just theft," said National Guard Sgt. Robert Lamb. "I just think it's disturbing."
Putnam Inn manager Jane Hansen isn't sure how the thief climbed more than 6 feet off the ground to take Rs from a sign in front of her motel.
"Whoever's doing it needs to put their talents to something more constructive," she said.
Greencastle Police said they've been notified about the stolen letters, but many business owners are choosing not to file reports.