This time, the terminator might not be back.
This cutout photo of Arnold Schwarzenegger was stolen from a Martinez home. The sign was being used to promote candidate Jim Whitehead. Now, the owners are offering a reward for Arnolds safe return.
A life-size cardboard cutout of Arnold Schwarzenegger in his terminator garb was stolen from Brian Stutts' Martinez home two weeks ago and has yet to be returned.
Stutts said he purchased the cutout for $200 while in Cleveland at a motorcycle auction. He brought it back to his house to serve as a political sign promoting Jim Whitehead, a Republican who recently defeated incumbent Joey Brush to take on Democratic candidate Chuck Pardue for the state's 24th Senate District in November.
Stutts had the cutout altered to have Schwarzenegger say, "Vote for Jim Whitehead, or else."
But not long after it was posted in Stutts' front yard on Evans to Locks Road, Stutts said the terminator had been nabbed.
"We're convinced it was somebody in a pickup that could come along and pick it up really quick," Stutts said.
Now, Stutts is offering a $100 reward for Schwarzenegger's safe return. He said he'll double the reward if things end like so many Schwarzenegger movies - with a successful prosecution of the bad guys.
And Stutts thinks he knows exactly what Schwarzenegger would say about the terminator theft.
"Bring it back, or else," he said in his best Austrian accent.
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