Police in Colchester have solved the mystery of who pinched the Colonel sign from the KFC in the High Street.
Staff were left scratching their heads after the sign went missing over Christmas.
Now police say some smart detective work by their town team on Saturday has resolved the matter.
They were searching a house for something else when they discovered the Colonel hiding under one of the beds.
They say two males have been dealt with for their 'silly behaviour', adding the hashtag WinnerWinnerChickenDinner.