Tipster Earns Free Chick-Fil-A For A Year After Spotting Stolen 24-Foot Inflatable Cow

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Sometimes it pays to be observant: like when you’re crossing the street against the light or you happen to spot a giant inflatable cow far from its home.

A tipster in Arizona will be eating free Chick-fil-A sandwiches for a year after spotting a local franchisee’s 24-foot inflatable cow in the backyard of a Phoenix home, FOX 10 reports in an update to yesterday’s chilling tale of mascot thievery.

Police said when they confronted the person who lives at the residence where the 350-pound cow was found, he told them that he’d purchased it at a garage sale over the weekend, and that he thought it was a bouncy house, ABC 15 notes. The theft investigation is ongoing, but the cow has now been returned to the Chick-fil-A and is in good condition — and its owners seem pretty happy to have it back.

The cow was pilfered on Saturday night after the Arizona State University football game. It had been deflated and was in the back of the Chick-fil-A restaurant’s truck when someone boosted it. The franchisee owner had reached out to the community with the offer of free sandwiches in the hopes that someone would come forward and turn it in, or spot it somewhere around town. Whoever that person is, we salute you. And your sandwiches.