Update 11 a.m.: A suspect is in custody in connection with the theft. More here.

DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – Someone apparently has an axe to grind with Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard.

There are several life-sized bobblehead statues around the city, featuring our beloved sports stars.

Jimmy Howard’s statue is located in Campus Martius, and it seems he was beheaded early Thursday morning.

(Credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ Newsradio 950)

(Credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Here’s what the statue used to look like:

Police are investigating the theft and are reviewing surveillance camera footage from the area.

According to reports by WJBK, police believe a group of five white males who posed for pictures with Howard’s statue might be to blame. Investigators think the group removed the head, tossed it in the backseat of a dark-colored Chevy Malibu and drove away.

Another theory floating around is perhaps a serial decapitator is on the loose — heartbroken over the Wings loss in the first round of the playoffs. According to 97.1 The Ticket fan Kurtis Adum, Pavel Datsuyk’s statue received the same treatment about a week ago.

(Credit: Kurtis Adum/Facebook Photo)

(Credit: Kurtis Adum/Facebook Photo)

Stay with us as this story develops….


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