Biloxi's Golden Fisherman Found In Mobile

Biloxi's missing golden fisherman has been found in Mobile.

The Mobile County Sheriff's Department confirms it has located the statue off Mason Ferry Road in the Big Creek area in a lake or pond. Biloxi Police have two detectives on the way to Mobile to talk to a suspect.

The 16 foot, one ton statue disappeared from its storm damaged home at Point Cadet over the weekend. Police have been checking scrap yards, debris sites, but found nothing.

Meanwhile, Biloxians are pledging reward money for the safe return of the Golden Fisherman. Tuesday morning the Biloxi City Council okayed offering a reward for the statue's return and information leading to the conviction of whoever took it.

Under state law, the most the city can offer for such a reward is $2500, but Mayor A.J. Holloway has guaranteed a $15,000 reward thanks to donations.

Councilman Tom Wall pledged $500 dollars to the cause, as did one of the mayor's former football teammates from Biloxi High School.