Archive for Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Another Jayhawk sculpture vandalized

January 17, 2006

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Another Jayhawk sculpture has fallen victim to vandals.

Jayhawk Bookstore, 1420 Crescent Rd., this morning reported its Bit o'Hawk sculpture was torn from its base and left lying near its perch in front of the store, according to Lawrence police.

Bookstore staff are reviewing security camera tapes in hopes of catching the culprits, police said.

Bit o'Hawk, a mosaic sculpture, was one of many fiberglass Jayhawk sculptures created for the 2003 "Jayhawks on Parade."

Another one of the sculptures, Classic Jayhawk, which had been on display in front of the Kansas Union for two years, was removed last month after it was vandalized. A sturdier sculpture, costing about $2,000, will fill its place.

Comments

Confrontation 9 years, 5 months ago

Sounds like someone was a little upset about the KU-Mizzou game.

avhjmlk 9 years, 5 months ago

Or, too happy about the Mizzou game...

Anyone who walked by the security camera wearing any shade of "gold" in combination with black should be given the Chinese water torture treatment until they confess!

cutny 9 years, 5 months ago

Not to condone vandalism, but it seems surprising to express shock when an item made of FIBERGLASS is destroyed, or potentially destroyed. Typically, lasting works of outdoor art are not made of FIBERGLASS for, I'm guessing, this very reason. Geez, why not make 'em out of papier mache next time and express outrage anew?

Jclarkson 9 years, 5 months ago

good god........I bet this is basketball related. I hope the Lawrence Police have the suicide watch at an all-time high.

topflight 9 years, 5 months ago

they way the hawks have played lately, i bet alot of people felt like doing that. better the statue than the players. 2 missed free throws, COME ON.

Steve Jacob 9 years, 5 months ago

Kentucky-Kansas will be a heck of an NIT final. The NIT will rig the games (i.e. give both 3 of the easiet home games possible) to get them to NYC.

lunacydetector 9 years, 5 months ago

it was probably done by the same person who tried to steal a train. yes, you read that right, someone tried to steal a freaking train! only in lawrence! lawrence will make national headlines yet again.

bearded_gnome 9 years, 5 months ago

LD: thanks for posting this, wonder why LJW didn't have this one?

and, the trainjacker, for that's what he/she was, I wonder what he/she thought she/he was gonna do with that?

now, they just catch the perp and will get 'railraoded to jail!

this could've caused much more harm!

gr 9 years, 5 months ago

Hmmm. I wonder why they leave trains idling over the weekend? I'd say they weren't steeling the train but only the oppurtunity to drive a train. It was saying, "take me for a spin".

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