Tony Luke Jr. Wants His Cutout Back

Cheesesteak icon offers free sandwiches for a month to anyone who returns the cardboard likeness

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    Cheesesteak icon isn't interested in retribution, he just wants his cardboard cutout returned to Tony Luke's in South Philly.

    A Philly food icon is asking to get his likeness back.

    Tony Luke, Jr. is asking for the three guys he says took a cutout of him from the South Philly cheesesteak shop to return the life-sized image.

    Luke, Jr. posted a wanted poster to his Facebook page in hopes that either the three guys shown -- all shown wearing button-down shirts in surveillance images -- or someone that knows them will return the cutout.

    The cutout was taken a little after midnight on July 9 from the Oregon Avenue landmark.

    Luke tells NBC10 he isn’t interested in pressing charges and that no questions will be asked -- he just wants his cutout back since it has sentimental value.

    "It was the first cutout that we made... a lot of kids took pictures with it," he said.

    And, he tells NBC10 that he will even give free cheesesteaks for a month -- one a day for 30 days -- to whoever cracks this case.

    Anyone with details on the alleged theft should e-mail info@tonylukes.com.


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