Bronze Lorax Statue Stolen From The Estate Of The Late Dr. Seuss
A bronze statue of The Lorax has been pilfered from the late Dr. Seuss' San Diego estate--who will speak for the trees now?!?
The 300-pound, two foot tall statue appears to have been dragged across the property and lifted over a chain link fence, to an access road.
The family of Dr. Seuss (real name: Theodor Geisel) hope the statue was stolen as a prank, or due to fervor over the movie that just came out--the one that turned the pro-environment Lorax into a mascot for selling SUVs.
Because otherwise, it was stolen to sell for scrap in Tijuana, and then there's no hope of getting it back. They've kindly offered to refrain from pressing charges if the statue is returned.
More, from the San Diego Union Tribune:
[Seuss' step-daughter], sculptor Lark Grey Dimond-Cates of Rancho Santa Fe, created one cast-bronze Lorax for the family and one for a Dr. Seuss National Memorial dedicated in 2002 at her stepfather’s hometown, Springfield, Mass...
“I want very badly to get our little Lorax back home where he belongs,” Dimond-Cates said Tuesday. “Wherever he is, he’s scared, lonely and hungry. He’s not just a hunk of metal to us. He was a family pet.”
Some people are jerks. Specifically, the people who stole this statue.
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