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(S.D.)-Statue Of Methuselah Stolen From Home In Spearfish- UPDATE Statue Recovered

By: Chris Fankhauser Posted at: 11/26/2012 08:24 AM

UPDATE 8:46 AM     SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) - A custom-made tortoise statue valued at $7,000 that was reported stolen from a Spearfish home earlier this month has been recovered.
 
     The statue is a replica of Methuselah, a giant tortoise that died at Reptile Gardens in Rapid City last year at the age of 130. It was taken from the front porch of a private residence in Spearfish.
 
     Police Chief Pat Rotert says the statue that weighed as much as 300 pounds was recovered when authorities responded to a party disturbance call in Lawrence County over the weekend.

Original Story     SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) - A custom-made tortoise statue valued at $7,000 has been reported stolen from a Spearfish home.
 
     The statue is a replica of Methuselah, a giant tortoise that died at Reptile Gardens in Rapid City last year at the age of 130. The statue was on the front porch of a private residence in Spearfish.
 
     Police Chief Pat Rotert said the statue weighed as much as 300 pounds. Authorities are asking anyone with information on the theft to come forward.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press)


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