guest blog by Nila Ridings
It wasn’t cash in a bank bag. Nope, these crooks just sawed the hoofs off a bronze deer, stole the deer and a dozen maple leaf light covers from the Rockwood Falls community entrance. It’s the second time they’ve done that!
Who would think it’s a good idea to place tens of thousands of dollars worth of art out in the open alongside the road? If it was to provide a visual indication of the prosperous residents that reside within, it did not serve them well. However, it did make them a target for thieves.
It’s undecided if the board will be replacing the sculptures. Really? Call in some common sense here folks! The news is broadcasting daily about the theft of copper from air conditioning units at schools, churches, light poles, and more. And bronze statues have been stolen before around Kansas City. Shall we hope the HOA members will stop the madness of their money going to the scrap-metal yards?
And since this happened in the city where I live, my tax dollars are now being spent to find and arrest the culprits. So that makes us all losers in the expense of the missing bronze deer.