Updated 4:40 p.m.
Boston Police tweeted this afternoon:
Missing: Wally the Green Monster, If seen please call Boston Police.
About an hour later, police updated: Wally was back, safe and sound at Fenway. What at first sounded like a case of a dementia-suffering Wally, or perhaps a cruel prank by a Yankees fan, turned out to have a much simpler/stupider explanation: An employee who has authorization to wear the suit decided to take a walk around outside Fenway with the suit on - without permission. As crusading reporter Ryan Schulteis (no doubt to be tabbed to play crusading reporter Ryan Schulteis in the impending Affleck caper flick based on the incident) tweeted:
@RedSox say this employee normally wears the costume & chose to take it around the city today. No word on any disciplinary action.
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