Sign honoring Chucky Mullins stolen at Ole Miss
A sign honoring the dedication of Chucky Mullins Drive on the Ole Miss campus was stolen Saturday night following Ole Miss’ 31-17 win in the Egg Bowl, reports the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.
Mullins — a star for the Rebels in the late 1980s — died following complications of an injury suffered in a 1989 game.
The institution dedicated two signs honoring Mullins’ legacy in September. This one was located at the corner of Chucky Mullins Drive and Poole Drive on the campus of Ole Miss.
“The sign that was stolen was just a temporary placeholder until a cast iron one could be ordered and installed,” Ole Miss communications director Danny Blanton told the Clarion-Ledger. “At this point, we don’t know if it was stolen in a celebratory manner by an Ole Miss fan or by a visiting fan.”
Calvin Sellars, University Police Department chief, told reporters someone attempted to steal another sign commemorating the 2008 Presidential debate that Ole Miss hosted. The sign — made out of cast iron — was too heavy for the person to carry it away, according to Sellars.
Ole Miss police are asking for tips related to the theft of the Mullins sign.
“We haven’t heard a thing so far,” Sellers said. “If someone was stupid enough to take it, they’ll probably be stupid enough to show it off eventually.”