Squib from Willamette Week:

Anybody know someone with a fetish for 3-foot-tall bronze women? If so, Portland Police want you to call them at 823-0097 and help them figure out who tried to rip off the 200-pound statue at the center of the Shemanski Fountain on the South Park Blocks near the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. In the early morning of April 25, a city Water Bureau worker found that someone had tried to yank the statue, titled “Rebecca at the Well,” off its base. “It was hanging by a thread,” says Keith Lachowicz of the Regional Arts and Culture Council, which is housing the wounded statue. The city is still estimating repair costs.

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