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Stolen $3,000 Darth Vader Costume Found at Recycling Center

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DES MOINES, Iowa — A costume valued at $3,000 that went missing Sunday has been located.

Dave Mondo said someone took off with his screen accurate Darth Vader costume from his car at 11th and Johnson Street, near Blank Park Zoo Sunday morning.

Mondo, a member of a big Star Wars costume club, said there would be “no questions asked” if it was returned.

An official from Waste Management told Channel 13 Tuesday morning they found the costume in one of its recycling facilities off East 28th and Market Street. It has been handed over to Des Moines police.

Mondo said he wears his Vader costume year round for charity events.


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