A restaurant in The Heights area laments a burglary at the establishment, though not of money or food.

Last week, a man and woman stole a 40-pound wooden mascot from Beaver's on Decatur.

The beavernappers have since posted Internet "ransom" notices on web sites and blogs, requesting the restaurant staff to perform singing routines or to wear certain colors of clothing. The perpetrators send an anonymous person to the restaurant to make sure the demand is met before posting another.

Managers at Beaver's insist this is not a publicity stunt and are appealing to have their wooden mascot -- known to patrons as "Eager" -- returned.