A statue depicting an anthropomorphic hot dog apparently preparing himself to be eaten appeared without explanation in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Such Hot Dog Man statues have previously been spotted in the area and around the world, but so far no one has come forward to claim the figure. "Someone asked me, 'Why not just throw it away?' Well, it's not ours to throw away. Someone's missing a 6-foot hot dog," said Capt. Terry LeMaster of the Council Bluffs Police Department, which is holding the statue.