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Four arrested for Pelican-knapping from the Sandshaker

PENSACOLA BEACH  --  Four men arrested for "Pelican-Knapping" after deputies discovered a stolen Pelican statue in a vehicle at a traffic stop.

When asked about the statue, the driver said he knew nothing about it.
Deputies discovered the statue was stolen from the Sandshaker Lounge on Pensacola Beach.
   
The owner of the pelican told deputies he wanted to press charges for the theft.

Daniel Fureigh,  Michael Duncan, David Darden and Richard Querney are charged with grand theft.
   
The pelican is now back at its roost at the beach.