Stolen Bigfoot costumes are the reason your local newspaper has a crime blotterCyriaque Lamar9/14/11 11:05amFiled to: CrimeBigfootLocal NewsCosplayCasper the Friendly GhostColoradoCryptids8EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Cosplay, it's a burgeoning trend in the criminal community. Hell, a fellow in New Zealand was recently sentenced to eight years for robberies while dressed up like Casper The Friendly Ghost. (Honestly, if you're going to dress up as a Harvey Comics character to freak people out, Baby Huey is the way to go). And if cosplay is not being used for misdeeds, it's the victim. Recently, a bandit purloined a a Bigfoot costume from a vacant house in Erie, Colorado. This news then proceeded to make The Denver Post: Advertisement Advertisement The homeowner said copper piping leading to the home's water heater and baseboards had been ripped out.Also, the homeowner's bigfoot costume was taken from a closet.It's not known how much the piping cost. But the bigfoot costume is estimated to be worth at least $120, Mathis said.He said the homeowner didn't indicate what he used the costume for or how long it had been in his possession.According to Lt. Mathis, "[police] are assuming it is a full-sized adult costume" and that residents should call authorities if a man-ape is spotted trundling around the neighborhood. In my opinion, police should arrest the guy whose house was broken into. Storing your monster costume in a spooky house = classic Scooby Doo villain maneuver.Photo via.