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25 years ago: Statue stolen from Chinese restaurant

March 2, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 2, 1988:

A gold statue of a lion had been stolen from the Hunan Restaurant, 1516 W. 23rd, and was still missing. The restaurant's owner said that the statue, made in Hong Kong of a plastic and metal composite material, was about four feet tall and weight about 250 pounds. It was one of a pair. Costing $2,500 a set, the statues could not be purchased singly, the owner said: "They're only offered in pairs because they're different. One is a male and one is a female. The female was taken." A $300 cash reward and a $200 gift certificate was being offered to anyone who could provide information leading to the return of the big cat.

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