If you were young (or even just young at heart) during the 90s, morning television was a great place. There was Cheez TV, and Saturday Disney, but the most iconic Aussie character of the 1990s cartoon boom was a furry little puppet called Agro. He may be gone from our television screens but a crude candy likeness can still be bought at ice-cream shops around the country.
If you haven't thought about Agro's Cartoon Connection -- which hosted all-time favourites like Sailor Moon, Sonic The Hedgehog and Scooby Doo -- for a while, we can't blame you. But we've got some sad news; Agro has allegedly been the victim of a horrible crime.
A miniature 1964 VW convertible, which Agro used back in the day, was stolen from the home of two Agro aficianados and collectors in Deception Bay, QLD.
According to a 7 News report, the car was borrowed for a TV commercial then left outside the home. It was pinched sometime between 4am and 8am on Monday. The owners say they were planning to donate the car to a museum, and are devastated by the theft.
In a (perhaps unintentionally) cute media alert, QLD Police called Agro a "Brisbane icon" and said the car "belongs to" him -- as if he was a person with property rights and possessions, rather than a musty old hand puppet. The stolen car is described as a "black VW Bug toy push pedal vehicle with chrome wheel caps".
"The toy car is one of a kind and is utilised by Agro's owner for media engagements. The car is approximately 70cm long and 50cm wide and around knee height," police said.
"Anyone who may know whether the car is or who witnessed anything suspicious in the vicinity at the time of the offence is being urged to contact Policelink on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000."
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