Monday, October 30, 2006

This is Wrong!

MONTEREY, Calif. - The mischievous Dennis the Menace has gone missing — except this time, he's not hiding because he broke the rules.

A statue of the perennial pint-sized troublemaker that stood for almost two decades in a city park was unbolted and stolen sometime between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, police said.

Police said the statue, which is 3 feet tall and weighs 125 pounds, is worth as much as $30,000. The city is offering a $5,000 reward for its safe return.

The statue was crafted by Carmel artist Wah Ming Chang. It was commissioned by Hank Ketcham, the cartoon character's creator who died in 2001.

Police aren't sure how the thief or thieves got the bulky statue out of the park but are asking the public for any tips about Dennis' whereabouts.

7 Comments:

At Monday, October 30, 2006 2:38:00 PM, Blogger Ryan said...

I use to love Dennis the Menace! Hopefully they find the people who stole the lovable trouble maker and return him to his home in the park.

 
At Monday, October 30, 2006 2:49:00 PM, Blogger PixieGaf said...

Now its priceless!

 
At Monday, October 30, 2006 5:31:00 PM, Blogger GetFlix said...

Maybe it was the grown-up Dennis that stole it!!

 
At Monday, October 30, 2006 6:44:00 PM, Blogger Diane said...

wow - 125 lbs actually seems light to me for that statue . . .

 
At Monday, October 30, 2006 7:56:00 PM, Blogger prettykitty said...

holy crap! i spent my childhood playing in that park! i know exactly what you're talking about. me and kookla are going there this weekend, we'll track down the culprits!

 
At Tuesday, October 31, 2006 9:05:00 AM, Blogger GetFlix said...

It was likely hollow cast, Diane.

 
At Tuesday, October 31, 2006 12:10:00 PM, Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

I think it's Mr. Wilson getting his revenge.

 

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