Thieves Steal Part Of Battleship That Weighs A Ton

May 17, 2011  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“Authorities in a California city said thieves took a piece of a battleship weighing more than a ton from a public public park and may try to sell it for scrap.

Stephanie Benavidez, an Oakland Parks and Recreation employee, said the brass ring, once used to port torpedoes on the USS Maine, was broken from its concrete base last week and was taken Friday night, the Oakland Tribune reported Monday.”


UPI

I stand in awe at the chutzpah of these crooks who stole a piece of a battleship weighing more than a ton from a public park. It takes an incredible amount of stupidity and boldness to carry out such a theft.

It’s a sad indictment of our society that nobody called the cops on these creeps, certainly somebody had to notice that a crime was in progress.

Hopefully an employee at a recycling center will call the authorities when the bad guys try to sell the brass ring as scrap.

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