From Staff Reports
The bronze fox in Hartsville’s Burry Park is missing, and the local police are not happy.
“The city’s fox was stolen,” the Hartsville Police Department said last week on its Facebook page.
“If you have been by Burry Park recently, you may have noticed one of our statues is missing,” the department said. The park next to Applebee’s “had, up until recently, a little fox statue on a rock. Someone has decided to remove the bolt, break the construction adhesive loose and steal the bronze fox.”
“Although small (the statue is about the size of a small dog), bronze art is not cheap,” the department said.
“This statue is a several-thousand-dollar piece of artwork that was there for everyone to enjoy and to help beautify the park. Someone has selfishly stolen it for themselves, probably as a prank.
“Stealing something like this is not funny, it is not a joke and it is not a prank. When the person is caught, they could face a prison term of up to 10 years, depending on the exact value of the statue. If the statue was damaged, they could be ordered to pay the full replacement value.”
“If someone in your family or school has shown up recently with a bronze fox, it’s probably ours,” the Hartsville police warn.
If anyone has any leads on the fox, call the police at 843-383-3011.