COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — An artist and officers in Columbus are pleading for the return of a statue they worry could also be bought for scrap.
A statue of a younger woman in a raincoat and hat, entitled “Might Flower,” went lacking over the weekend from the spot in downtown Columbus the place it has stood since 2007. Somebody pried it up from the steel plate it was welded to.
“It’s a tragic factor when individuals are introduced down to tearing sculptures off the sidewalk. I’m not taking it personally, nevertheless it’s a tragic factor,” sculptor Susan Geissler advised WRBL-TV. “And I’d in all probability forgive them.”
Police are investigating and a downtown improvement group stated it hopes “for the speedy and protected return of the statue with no questions requested.”
“Greatest case situation, somebody did it as a prank,” stated Ed Wolverton, president of the event group often called Uptown Columbus Inc.
Peter Henderson, Geissler’s husband and enterprise companion, stated rising copper costs can encourage thieves, as a result of a bronze statue is 95% copper.
“They’ll take a $10,000 sculpture and promote it in a scrap yard for $150. Which is admittedly unhappy. However they’re determined and that’s why they’re doing it,” Henderson stated.
For copyright data, verify with the distributor of this merchandise, WRBL-TV.