The Jackie Robinson statue that was stolen from outdoors a youth baseball park final week has been situated … however sadly for followers of the beloved tribute, it was discovered destroyed past restore.
Officers in Wichita, Kansas shared the unhappy information on Tuesday … saying the fireplace division obtained a name round 8:40 AM for a trash fireplace at an area park. As soon as the flames had been extinguished, firefighters found items of bronze within the rubble, which turned out to be from the statue.
It was decided the Robinson determine — which stood outdoors League 42’s McAdams Park for years — was not salvageable.
Metropolis officers are already planning on making issues proper once more for the group … with council member Brandon Johnson saying in a press convention he’ll guarantee a reproduction statue will stand outdoors the ballpark once more.
“We are going to proceed to speculate on this group, and this tragic incident won’t take away that hope that all of us have for the realm,” Johnson mentioned.
As we beforehand reported, the Robinson statue was taken early Thursday morning after somebody reduce it on the ankles and hauled it off in a truck.
No arrests have been made presently … however officers are calling on anybody with info to return ahead.
A fundraiser has been arrange for the alternative … with greater than $11,000 raised, and an finish aim of $100k.