STOCKTON, CA - Call it an armed robbery or a kidnapping, but a man with a truck and a gun took the Yum Yum Donuts Yum Yum lion at 5 a.m. Thursday.
The robot/lion is a metal sculpture that serves as a landmark and mascot for the Stockton business.
The manager at Yum Yum Donuts on Wilson Way said his employee and a customer tried to stop the man from stealing the metal lion statute, but the robber pointed a gun at them.
"I don't know why," said Manager Gilbert Herrera. "I guess they're going to sell it."
Herrera said he paid a San Diego sculptor $1,500 for the two robots. They're just made of scrap metal, but they're pretty special to Yum Yum customers.
"Little kids like to take pictures with it and adults take pictures with the robot, too," said Herrera.