Archive for Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kansas Union Jayhawk knocked from perch Saturday morning

April 9, 2011

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The Classic Jayhawk sculpture that sits outside the Kansas Union was knocked over early Saturday. Reports were also received that several people attempted to walk away with the iconic Jayhawk.

The Classic Jayhawk sculpture that sits outside the Kansas Union was knocked over early Saturday. Reports were also received that several people attempted to walk away with the iconic Jayhawk.

The Classic Jayhawk sculpture sits outside the KU Public Safety office Saturday morning after an attempt was made to steal it. The sculpture was taken inside the building for safe keeping.

The Classic Jayhawk sculpture sits outside the KU Public Safety office Saturday morning after an attempt was made to steal it. The sculpture was taken inside the building for safe keeping.

The Classic Jayhawk sculpture that sits in front of the Kansas Union on the Kansas University campus was the victim of some shenanigans early Saturday.

KU Public Safety dispatchers received a call about 1:20 a.m. that two women dressed in black were near the sculpture. Upon investigation, KU police discovered the Jayhawk had been knocked over.

Officers were able to find the two suspects, who told them they had been taking a picture with the campus icon when one of them climbed onto it, causing it to fall over.

While officers were talking to the women, public safety dispatchers received additional reports that three men were attempting to walk away with the sculpture.

The Jayhawk was recovered and is currently in KU Public Safety custody.

The Jayhawk sculptures are no strangers to theft attempts and vandalism. It has been a recurring issue since the 30 pieces of art debuted for Jayhawks on Parade in 2003.

The Classic Jayhawk that was victimized Saturday morning is not the original. It was replaced in 2006 by a stronger version to help it withstand the high traffic area.

There was no additional information available regarding the incident Saturday morning.

Comments

hitme 5 years, 8 months ago

Sounds like the Morris Twins just wanted a souvenir since they won't be getting diplomas.

BruceWayne 5 years, 8 months ago

true but they are about 2 weeks away from being multi millionaires.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years, 8 months ago

Why was it standing on that poor fish to begin with? Free the perch!!

somebodynew 5 years, 8 months ago

When I read the headline I thought it was about Football Season.

Then I realized it was too early for that to apply.

Shane Garrett 5 years, 8 months ago

Why was the poor Jayhawk not properly secured when public safety first found it knocked off its perch? But then I visualize a Barnie Fife type putting out an all points bulletin for two women dressed in black. And of course nervously loading that one bullet into his gun.

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