You have to shake your head at the monumental stupidity and/or greed of some people.
A brass statue stolen from a religious shrine in Berks County was chopped up by the thieves, who sold the pieces as scrap metal for $952.
The estimated value of the statue is $100,000.
The statue originally stood in the Hall of Justice in Sao Paulo Brazil, and was cast in the 1930s, according to the Padre Pio center's Web site, http://padrepio.org
Read more about this travesty in The Pottstown Mercury.