Archive for Tuesday, May 1, 2012

25 years ago: Police recover stolen lawn art

May 1, 2012


From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for May 1, 1987:

About two dozen pieces of lawn art, including wrought-iron furniture, statues, and shrubbery, had been been recovered by police after having been stolen overnight from their owners' lawns. Lawrence police had found the items in the back yard of the Alpha Kappa Lambda fraternity house, 2021 Stewart Ave., and had had the pieces hauled to a city storage garage for their owners to claim them. St. Don Dalquest of the Lawrence Police Department said that the fraternity president had denied all knowledge of the lawn ornaments, while Alpha Kappa Lambda members claimed that "unknown fraternity pledges" may have taken the statues and furniture for an upcoming party.


Sarah St. John 5 years, 10 months ago

I am not sure why "shrubbery" was included as moveable lawn art. I always thought it meant something that was actually rooted to the ground. (I'm waiting for someone to bring up the Knights Who Say Ni....)

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