Samuel Johnson's silver Logie was nicked from a Melbourne pub that was offering selfies with the silverware for a gold-coin donation to a cancer charity.
Two punters ordered drinks before stealing the Logie from the Brunswick Hotel just before 8pm on Wednesday night, police say.
The man responsible for the theft, Jake, spoke exclusively to the Hot Breakfast this morning.
“The only reason why I did it was for charity. He advertised that if it goes missing, in two weeks, the insurance deal he cut with the owner was 50c from every single beer is going to go to the cancer foundation for a lifetime,” Jake told Triple M.
“He said anyone who comes and steal this Logie is going to do a great cause for cancer. So he pretty much baited it, I’m from Melbourne so I had to step up.
“Now they are trying to throw if back in my face like I’m just a heartless their.”
LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW ABOVE.