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Someone stole the glasses off Ernie Harwell’s statue in Detroit

Harwell Statue Vandalized Baseball

This photo made Sept. 2, 2011 shows Jessica Edenfield, 37, of Brownstown, Mich., posing for a photo with a statue of Ernie Harwell, longtime voice of the Detroit Tigers, before a baseball game between the Tigers and Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park in Detroit. Someone has stolen a pair of glasses off the statue. (AP Photo/Detroit News, Robin Buckson) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT, NO MAGS, NO SALES, NO TABS, MANDATORY CREDIT


If they ever find this person, I vote for multiple death penalties:

Someone has stolen a pair of glasses off a statue of late Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell that stands at Comerica Park in Detroit. Columnist Neal Rubin with The Detroit News reports that the team noticed the vandalism in July and a new pair should be in place by Thursday’s game.

It’s unclear exactly how — or when — the glasses were taken. The Tigers notified artist Omri Amrany, who oversaw the statue of Harwell, about the theft. Amrany says the glasses are being cast at a foundry in Kalamazoo and will be attached by either a foundry worker or sculptor Lou Cella, who created the piece.