This is a lot more serious than the time Mr. Benson's whistle went missing.
He may only have played rebellious priest Damo Lennon for a solitary episode of Father Ted but the role has guaranteed actor Joe Rooney a permanent place in Irish pop folklore.
Lines like "good, I don't want any stupih' tea", "it's only a bleedin' whistle" and "tell him to feck off, then", have been repeated consistently since the mid-90s and let's not forget the iconic question which divided a generation: "who'd ya prefer, Oasis or Blur?"
It comes as no surprise that Rooney remains a much-loved member of the Dublin community which is why people are sad to hear that his beloved motor was stolen last night from the Camden Street/South Circular Road area.
— joe rooney (@joerooney1) October 23, 2017
Dubliners are being urged to keep an eye out for a Nissan X Trail with the registration 08-D-367
People have been quick to offer their support but there's always one joker who brings everything back to Craggy Island.
We have CCTV footage of the suspect: pic.twitter.com/k6p5IVOsUa
— Mallow News (@MallowNews) October 23, 2017
Here's hoping the car is found sooner rather than later.