- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio (AP) - Police say a 70-pound popcorn ball worth hundreds of dollars that was swiped from a suburban Cleveland shop where it was being auctioned has been returned.

The oversized snack dyed red, white and blue was taken from outside the Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop over the weekend. But it was found intact in front of the shop Wednesday.

Police had earlier asked residents to keep an eye out for it.

Shop owner Dewey Forward had told Cleveland.com that the popcorn ball could be returned with no questions asked and no charges filed.

It was created for a New Year’s Eve popcorn ball drop and is being auctioned this week, with the proceeds slated to go toward renovations of a town hall. It’s valued at $700.



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