15 April 2008

Oz Park Plaques Gone Missing

Oz Park in Chicago contains sculptures of the Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and Dorothy with Toto.

However, it now contains the plaques for only two of those statues, In March, someone stole the bronze plaque from the base of the Scarecrow. On 10 April, the similar plaque from the Cowardly Lion disappeared.

If these come on the market anywhere, the Oz Park Advisory Council asks people to contact the Chicago Police at 312-742-5870.

The photo above, by Wendy HW Chen, shows the statue and its plaque last year. The plaque doesn't look that interesting in itself, which makes me wonder if it was stolen for its copper content. We'd better look after Tik-Tok.


Amy Timberlake said...

Yeah, they're stealing it for the metal. It's apparently worth it. Isn't that sad?

Chicago resident and Oz Park fan,

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... I kinda wish they'd stolen that Scarecrow and left the plaque...

J. L. Bell said...

And I didn’t even show the Chicago statue of the Cowardly Lion, which is simply Bert Lahr.