GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – A beloved statue on ECU’s campus is no longer standing.

On Saturday night, a group of unidentified students attempted to steal the PeeDee statue.

Only his boots are left at the scene of the crime.

Many students said they’re offended and disappointed someone would do that to the beloved statue.

ECU Police said they now have the rest of the statue in their custody, and are investigating what happened. Students across campus have taken to Twitter to find the culprits.