Tuesday, December 16, 2008

$100,000 statue scrapped for $952 by thieves

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,

Read more about this travesty in The Pottstown Mercury.

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