From Diehard Sport:
It wouldn’t be rivalry week without a mascot head getting stolen. On Wednesday, the head of the Duke Blue Devils mascot was stolen and put up on a stake on top of a student store in Chapel Hill.
A photo showed up on Instagram of people wearing the mascot head before it was placed on the stake. The photo posted to Instagram reportedly had the following caption: “Shout out to my brother and his friends for stealing the Duke mascot head and mounting it on a stake.”
Here's a look at the photos reportedly posted on Instagram (the photo above was also part of the same post):
WGHP in North Carolina shared the following information:
Derek Rowles, an executive producer for ABC 11 in Raleigh, said Chapel Hill Police have taken possession of the Duke mascot head. It was removed from the bookstore around 3:40 p.m. Wednesday.
This incident likely heightened the tension between the schools prior to Wednesday's basketball game, which Duke won 73-68.