February 16, 2009
Missing: About 150 bowling balls
The owner of a New York state restaurant with its own bowling alley said all but one of the establishment's bowling balls have disappeared without a trace.
Alicia Gatto, owner of Thurston's Restaurant in Frankfort, N.Y., said the bowling alley had been closed for repairs and was last used -- with all balls intact -- Feb. 7, the (Utica, N.Y.) Observer-Dispatch reported Monday.
Gatto said some men from the restaurant went into the bowling alley Friday night and discovered all but one of the estimated 150 bowling balls were missing.
There's one left in the front, but the rest are all gone, she said.
She said she has no idea how the ball thieves worked around the locked doors, daytime security cameras and nighttime motion detector security alarms.
Gatto said police have been notified of the theft.