it’s almost like a scene from The Godfather, except this time nobody knows exactly where the head went. Police are seeking help in a rather bizarre crime, where, according to them, three people removed the head of a fiberglass horse statue. At least there was no blood involved here, although officials say it was a fairly expensive statue that ended up being vandalized.
Fox 5 NY says the theft took place on the morning of January 18, although authorities recently released details of the bizarre crime. Suffolk County Police said the mock beheading occurred outside Greenhouse Antiques and Collectibles in the hamlet of Saint James, NY. Police said the statue was valued at around two thousand dollars.
It is not yet clear who took off with the head, or what exactly they planned to do with it. This makes it uncertain whether the thieves decided to mount the stolen piece of fiberglass around their fireplace, or even do something even stranger, like taking turns carrying it over their heads to scare people away. . Police say anyone with information should call the anonymous whistleblower line at 1-800-220-TIPS.
As we have seen in many parts of the country for most of 2020, people like to express their frustrations at the statues. In April 2020, a 30-year-old man threatened to detonate the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park with a homemade bomb. The NY Post says the man is said to have texted his family and friends this month saying he intended to destroy the statue which has been there since 1959. It is not known why this man was so upset with a character from an old classic novel.
Who could forget the 2016 election year, when some unflattering statues of the two Donald trump and Hillary Clinton appeared in Manhattan, in front of curious (and perhaps mortified) onlookers. Did we mention that both statues were naked? Both statues were built by a political artist protesting against the candidates. Naked Donald was then auctioned off in Jersey City in 2018.