Snowman construction worker missing from Gatlinburg

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A snowman construction worker, described as a "master builder" and "family man" who loves cold weather, has been reported missing by the City of Gatlinburg.

Hal, as the statue is called, is 5'5" and weighs 100 pounds. / (WVLT)

According to the Gatlinburg Police Department, a statue of a snowman was first reported missing by employees with the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau on January 10.

"We were really surprised because these snowmen are bolted to the benches and we just couldn't believe that he had disappeared," said Gatlinburg Public Relations Manager Marci Claude.

The statue had been on a bench near 653 Parkway and was stolen.

"Well, we've come up here all the way from Alabama and Hal's gone," said tourist Mathew Vinson.

Hal, as the statue is called, is 5'5" and weighs 100 pounds. Anyone with any information is asked to call the Gatlinburg Police Department at (865) 436-5181.

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