Kansas City, MO (AP) – There is a sigh of relief after police recovered a giant inflatable colon that is used to teach about the dangers of colon cancer.

Kansas City, Missouri, police on Tuesday announced on Twitter a tip led officers to locate the “pilfered intestine’’ inside a vacant house.

The 10-foot (3-meter) long, 150-pound (68-kilogram) prop, valued at $4,000, was stolen this month from the back of a pickup truck. It had been purchased by the Colon Cancer Coalition, which hosts walking and running events under a “Get Your Rear In Gear’’ campaign, and was stored at the University of Kansas Cancer Center.

There is a silver lining to the story. Donations poured in after the theft and the coalition was able to purchase two replacement colons.
Police say no one is in custody.