California Reagan Statue Damaged in Attempted Heist
A statue of President Ronald Reagan was damaged by vandals last night during an attempted hoist. The vandals were not able to make off with the statue but they did damage it.
The Blaze reported:
A life-size statue of former President Ronald Reagan is tilting at an odd angle in California after someone apparently tried to make off with it.
The bronze statue was just dedicated last month in Newport Beach, Calif. It remains in the park, but is broken off its foundation and is tilting forward after someone attempted to pull it down, the Orange County Register reported.
Newport Beach Police received a call around 5:30 a.m. Sunday of a vandalism in progress, KTLA-TV reported.
A witness said a man wearing dark clothing tried to attach a chain to the base of the statue. The chain was connected to the back of his truck and he seemed to be trying to pull the statue down. He was unsuccessful and was seen fleeing into the surrounding neighborhood.
“Either someone really didn’t like Reagan or they tried to steal it so they can sell it for scrap metal,” said police Sgt. Kirk Jacoby told the Register.