Stolen lion statue returned to owner, suspect unknown
Oct. 16, 2017
NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A stone lion statue weighing at least 200 pounds (91 kilograms) that was stolen last week in Connecticut has been returned.
Bob Paolino says a jogger found the statue sitting in a baby stroller Saturday. He says it took two men to wheel the statue home.
Paolino previously said he was shocked to find one of his two lion statues missing from his New London home last Wednesday. He says he thought about securing the statues to their bases years ago, but he figured no one would be able to get away with them.
The man says it took two friends and the assistance of rails to place the statues when he bought them.
There is still no information on who originally took the statue.