Businessmen beat up stuffed bear hotel mascot

Some businessmen at the Holiday Inn in Richmond, Indiana, got a little rowdy last week and, somehow, it appears that Oliver, a big stuffed bear the staff dresses up and keeps hanging around in the lobby, did something to annoy them. So they beat him up. From the Palladium-Times:

    Hotel employees recovered the bear later that morning after watching the incident unfold on a security tape from inside the hotel's elevator chamber. The bear lost an eye and had tears in his stitching.

    "We dress him in different outfits," Eberwein said. "The kids love him."

He's a little worse for the wear, but back at his post now, bandages and all. (Thanks to HotelChatter for the pointer.)

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