Wawa is a bird-themed convenience store chain, with a mascot named Wally. Wally’s a fine mascot, but he lacks the city’s edge. He was once bludgeoned by Swoop and failed to put up a fight. What if Wawa wanted to add some edge to its mascot game?
On Tuesday, a crow named Edgar staged an impromptu mascot audition when he robbed a man of bona fide U.S. currency outside a Wawa in Cherry Hill on Route 38.
Local musician Curtis Remarc captured the aftermath of the harrowing incident, showing Edgar proudly toting a dollar bill in his beak. The victim is staring up at the crow, helpless, knowing Edgar has won:
According to Remarc, the man staring at the bird with disdain mentioned the name Edgar. When Remarc asked if the bird’s name really was Edgar, the man said, “Yeah, I call him that. I was feeding him yesterday and now, he took my dollar.”
It seems Edgar is on a bit of a crime streak:
Lol his name is “Edgar” and this morning he stole someone’s cigarette too apparently and keeps sticking them in the v part of the Ws pic.twitter.com/bztfrKX2Hg
— Curtis Remarc (@CurtisRemarc) July 16, 2019
Online, reactions were mixed. Some thought Edgar was a hero:
wally goose is dead crow is my best friend now
— Wu Weed™ (@WuTangCannabis) July 16, 2019
Crows are badass. Go birds
— yogurt man (@daveloach2) July 16, 2019
Others decided to bring Sheetz into the conversation:
Should’ve gone to Sheetz like a civilized person
— Eli Mayo(chup) (@ella_mayo_lmao) July 16, 2019
this never happens at sheetz
— local milk person (@BDSHouseSlut) July 16, 2019
Personally, Edgar the Crow seems like the kind of bird Philadelphia can get behind as a convenience store mascot. He’s got plenty of sass, he clearly has the joie de vivre of the city’s residents, and now he has a dollar.