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An Udder Disgrace: Beloved Cow Mascot Stolen From Mother Moo Creamery

Moo (Photo via Mother Moo Creamery on Facebook)
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This is a story that even an ice cream cone might not make better: There's been a cow-napping in Sierra Madre. The missing cow is nicknamed "Moo," and serves as the mascot of Mother Moo Creamery, one of our favorite local artisanal ice cream parlors.

"Karen Klemens, the ice cream shop's owner, contacted the Sierra Madre Police Department Thursday after she opened the shop at noon and noticed that the cow (pictured right) was missing," reports Sierra Madre Patch.

The cow-napper is allegedly an adult female, as evidenced by surveillance video of the shop's exterior, where Moo used to hang out.

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The police bulletin about the theft (Photo via Mother Moo Creamery on Facebook)
For Klemens, the cow represents the happy environment she strives to create in her shop and for the community. She's posted on Facebook that her 7-year-old son is sad that Moo has been snatched, and told Patch that local children are also coming in to ask where the cow is.

Maybe it was a prank, but Klemens is taking this seriously: "[I]t is a theft. They stole something from me," she said.

Klemens, who recently helped us brainstorm an official ice cream flavor of Los Angeles, says that she'll happily take Moo back, no questions asked.

On Saturday morning, Mother Moo is holding their first in a summer series of courses covering ice cream making and pickling. Maybe Moo will be back outside to greet everyone by then. We hope so!