Thieves Can't Keep Hands Off Giant Hoff Cutouts

96.5% of David Hasselhoff ads have gone missing from convenience stores

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 19, 2012 10:49 AM CDT

(Newser) – Admit it: If you saw a life-size cutout of a dreamy, tank-top-clad David Hasselhoff hawking iced coffee, you'd be so overcome by desire you'd just have to have it, right? That, or something like that, is apparently going on with Hasselhoff fans in New England and Florida, because hundreds of the cutouts have gone missing recently. Out of 570 printed for Cumberland Farms convenience stores, only 20 remain, a rep tells the AP. (That's an impressive 96.5% steal rate.)

The rep seems surprisingly forgiving, so she must understand the inherent appeal of the Hoff. She says the company is flattered by the attention the ads are getting, and simply asks the thieves to keep the Hoff cutouts safe.

David Hasselhoff portrays Mr. Lean, an interventionist helping people make delicious and nutritious choices, during a shoot in Los Angeles on June 25, 2012.
David Hasselhoff portrays "Mr. Lean," an interventionist helping people make delicious and nutritious choices, during a shoot in Los Angeles on June 25, 2012.   (Casey Rodgers/AP Images for Lean Pockets)
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