Thief Tries to Snatch Raygun Statue

07 Nov

Some years ago there was an effort by the Rethugs to put Raygun’s mug on the $50 bill. Even they apparently figured out that was a dumb idea.

About a week ago, a non-profit which exists to put Raygun’s name on everything from baby wipes to tollway outhouses unveiled two new 10′ bronze statues, one in Newport Beach California, and the other disgracing our National Airport.

After the theft of a bronze church bell in San Francisco a few weeks ago, with the price or bronze scrap today – this ought to be fun!

Next Time might I suggest borrowing one of those tow trucks… And, not that I’m suggesting anything but… I just happen to know where there is an even bigger statute

A Leaning Raygun - After an Unsucessful Attempt by a Thief to Make off With the Statue worth $60,000 Melted down

Ronald Reagan statue in Calif. park vandalized

A bronze statue of former President Ronald Reagan was vandalized early Sunday, according to officials.

Police received a call at approximately 5:30 a.m. Sunday about a possible vandalism in progress at the Bonita Canyon Sports Park.

According to police a witness saw a suspect tie a chain around the top of the statue and the other end to the rear of his vehicle, before trying to pull the statue down.

CBS Station KCBS reports the suspect – described as a male in dark clothing – fled the scene before officers arrived.

Police said the vehicle was a tan pickup with an extended cab, early-2000s model.

It’s not known if the suspect was trying to damage the statue or steal it, but officials believe the vandal may have hoped to take off with the statue and sell it as scrap.

It is reportedly worth $60,000.

City workers called to assess damage to the statue decided it had to be removed because it was compromised.

There is no word from officials on when the statue can be replaced and put back on its pedestal.

The statue debuted last month during a dedication memorial to celebrate the former president’s 100th birthday.


Posted by on November 7, 2011 in Stupid Republican Tricks


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5 responses to “Thief Tries to Snatch Raygun Statue

  1. brotherbrown

    November 7, 2011 at 8:16 PM

    Given the spate of metal thefts we’ve been experiencing, I’m actually shocked they didn’t fortify the area where the statue resides. We’ve had numerous stories of electrocutions during botched copper thefts.


  2. t-shirts101

    November 8, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    …would’a been funny if they left the statue leaning to the left.


  3. CNu

    November 8, 2011 at 11:19 AM

    how did I manage to miss this instance of crackhead collapse crime…..?


  4. nanakwame

    November 8, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    Hear they take them right off your arms in other nations, bracelets


    • btx3

      November 8, 2011 at 1:05 PM

      I’ve been to a couple of countries where they strip the telephone lines right off the poles.



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