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Thieves destroyed a statue of former Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle in California last week in an attempt to steal the bronze and copper it’s made of, said police.The 8-foot-tall memorial — worth about $100,000 — was unveiled outside a West Covina park in 2007 in honor of Lidle — a former NYC resident who died in 2006 when his plane crashed into an East Side Manhattan high-rise.Police say the thieves drilled into the monument and sent it toppling to the ground before stripping it of the valuable metal.The vandalism was discovered by employees of the West Covina Big League Dream Park.The crooks couldn’t steal the statue but did take three metal plaques, valued at about $7,000.
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A statue of former major league pitcher Cory Lidle was toppled by thieves late last week outside Big League Dream Park in West Covina, California. Three bronze plaques — valued at $6,000 — were stolen, and the statue itself was filled with drill holes.
“The vandalism to the Cory Lidle statue is a deplorable act by some despicable human beings,” West Covina City Mayor Steve...
A statue of former major league pitcher Cory Lidle was vandalized late last week outside of Big League Dream Park in West Covina, California.Three bronze plaques, valued at $6,000, were stolen and the statue itself was filled with drill holes and was knocked over.“The vandalism to the Cory Lidle statue is a deplorable act by some despicable human beings,” West Covina City Mayor...
Yes, that Cory Lidle, the guy who crashed his plane into that building in NYC.Somebody built a statue of him.For whatever it's worth, I'd like my statue made of silver. And if you can't build a statue, a pyramid will do.