Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel, director of the Kansas University Chabad Center, 1203 W. 19th St., reported to Lawrence police that someone stole a outdoor lighted menorah that is 6 feet tall and valued at $1,000 from the center’s front yard sometime between 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday evening.
“We’re looking at it more as an act of vandalism and not an act of hate,” Tiechtel said. “We think it’s probably some drunken people that did it.”
He said he hoped someone would return the menorah, but said center leaders planned to build a larger one if they don’t get it back. Tiechtel said anyone with information can call him at 785-917-0200.