Beloved Pee-Wee Herman drawing stolen from ice cream shop

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP/PIX11) — A resident sketch of Pee-Wee Herman has been stolen from its home of 25 years on the wall of an ice cream shop in New Hampshire.

Izzy’s Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream posted on Facebook that someone stole the drawing of Paul Reubens wearing an Izzy’s t-shirt on Friday.

Owner Beth Gilbert says the store was full of people when the theft occurred and that two female customers saw a man take the sketch off the wall and walk out.

Workers chased after the man, but he got away.

“If anyone knows anything about who might have taken it or where it might be, please let us now (sic) and please spread the word,” the Facebook post said.

Gilbert says she paid about $100 for the sketch.

The spot on the wall where it hanged is now bare as Gilbert hopes for the sketch’s return.

“It’s hard to understand why anyone would take it. We miss Pee Wee!”

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