Photos: Bear statue pranked Friday in middle of A-Sun tourney action

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Mercer’s newly erected bear statue outside of the University Center was apparently pranked Friday after a styrofoam takeout cup was found attached to the mascot’s outstretched claws shortly before noon.

A Mandarin Express cup was found appended to the Toby the Bear statue using an elastic tie. The cup was positioned to make it look like Toby was drinking from it. It’s not yet known how long the cup had been tied to the statue, or if it may still be there.

The mostly harmless prank on the statue comes at the same time as the regional Atlantic Sun basketball tournament in full swing at the U.C. this weekend.

For more on this story, read next week’s Cluster, or check back in at www.mercercluster.com for updates.

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