Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Bronze Goddess Stolen Out of English Garden

Outrageous!  But I suppose no more outrageous than a couple of Milwaukeeans who were arrested a few months back for stealing bronze flower-holders out of a local cemetery and selling them to a scrap dealer for cash - the dirty rotten JERKS!  Get this - they tucked the stolen vases into the back-end of their baby's stroller. 

From BBC News

Bronze goddess statue stolen from Nottinghamshire pond

Here's a photo of the missing Goddess bronze - I
haven't the slightest idea who she might be - her
hands look rather like fins, don't they.  Photo from article.
Thieves sawed the five-foot-high (1.5m) statue of a water goddess, which was located in the middle of a pond, from a metal support post.

Nottinghamshire police said the statue was stolen between 1700 GMT on 20 January and 0900 GMT 21 January.

The statue was made by sculptor Laurence Broderick, who also made the Bull Ring statue in Birmingham.

The sculptor's name is inscribed in the goddess's hair.

Police have appealed for anyone who saw any suspicious activity around Cropwell Butler or has been offered the statue for sale or for scrap to contact them.

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