Police are appealing for information following the “kidnapping” of a plastic patrolman in Perthshire.
Pop Up Jim was last seen ‘on duty’ in St Fillans at around 5pm last Sunday.
He was stationed on the A85 at the junction of Station Road to help slow down speeding drivers.
By 8.15pm he had vanished with “no radio call, no note, nothing”.
A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “We don’t think he’s gone AWOL, so there must be some other explanation.
“Actually, this might be more of a kidnapping than a theft.
“In all seriousness, while someone may have removed Jim thinking it was a funny prank, it’s not – it’s a theft.
“This Pop Up Jim doesn’t belong to Police Scotland, but was purchased by the local community trust for the purpose of making the streets of the village safer by slowing down speeding traffic, and was having the desired effect.
“He will cost well over £100 to replace.
“If you saw anyone paying him more than passing attention, or saw any vehicles parked up beside him, we’d like to hear from you.”
If you have any information, call 101.