Sunday, February 23, 2014

Thieves destroy Cory Lidle statue for its valuable metal

Thieves destroyed a statue of former Yankee pitcher Cory Lidle in California last week in an attempt to steal the bronze and copper it’s made of, said police.

The 8-foot-tall memorial — worth about $100,000 — was unveiled outside a West Covina park in 2007 in honor of Lidle — a former NYC resident who died in 2006 when his plane crashed into an East Side Manhattan high-rise.

Police say the thieves drilled into the monument and sent it toppling to the ground before stripping it of the valuable metal.

The vandalism was discovered by employees of the West Covina Big League Dream Park.

The crooks couldn’t steal the statue but did take three metal plaques, valued at about $7,000.

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