Man needs help finding his head

September 11, 1996|By Richard Irwin | Richard Irwin,SUN STAFF

Someone is running around Baltimore wearing a wolf's head, and the owner -- a human -- wants it returned.

B. J. Hughes, 25, of Waukesha, Wis., was in the area over the weekend for tryouts -- held at Bowie State University -- as mascot for the Washington Bullets and the Washington Capitals. With him, he brought his custom-made, oversized wolf's head.

"The head is part of a costume he wears when speaking to youth groups around the country," said his friend and host, Erin Astolfi, 26, of Glen Burnie.

About 3 p.m. Sunday, the two were leaving the Stouffer-Renaissance Hotel garage when the wolf's head, which Hughes had placed on the car's roof while they packed, fell off onto Pratt Street between South and Light streets.

"We had no idea it fell off the car until the driver of a van pulled up and told us that someone had picked up our stuffed animal from the street," Astolfi said.

A search proved fruitless, and Hughes returned to Wisconsin without his (wolf's) head.

"We just want it back without any questions asked," Astolfi said. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of the head is asked to call city police communications at 396-2284.

Pub Date: 9/11/96

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