[Omitted], of Whitehall Township, called radio station WYSP-FM after on-air personality Howard Stern offered cash for the safe return of the Phanatic's green noodle. It had been stolen Feb. 6 from the Wachovia Center during a charity auction of memorabilia from Veterans Stadium.
[Omitted], 37, first told disc jockey Tommy Conwell over the phone that his son had found the head piece while sledding. But when he arrived at the radio station Tuesday to claim the money, he said he recovered it from two 13-year-olds who were running down a ramp at the Wachovia Center.
"He was always kind of hush-hush," said Conwell. "He didn't want to give his name. He said he was from Conshohocken. He pronounced it funny, and that tipped me off a little bit."