3.08.2006

When Frisbees Attack!

Statue Of Christ Beheaded

from CBS4

OREM, Utah - A statue of Jesus Christ was vandalized at a Timpanogos Memorial Gardens cemetery in Orem, Utah.

The head of the seven foot tall marble statue was smashed off, likely with a sledge hammer, then stolen. The statue was hand carved in Italy and has stood as the center piece of the cemetery for over 50 years.

Cemetery Caretaker Dave Condon says people often sit at the foot of the statue seeking a moment of peace, “It’s a sad thing to see a piece of art ruined just for no reason at all.”

The statue is valued at between $20,000 to $40,000. Cemetery owners are offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandals.

Without the missing head the statue will not be repairable.

1 Comments:

Blogger velid said...

It is kind of poetic. Jesus has abandoned reason. What need has he for a head?

March 08, 2006 1:04 PM  

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