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Disappearing Sheep!

johnboy 14 March 2011 21

missing sheep

Imagine the shock and horror of walking down City Walk to discover one of “those” much loved sheep missing?

Who on earth would take a sheep sculpture?

sheared sheep

UPDATE: ACT Policing have made the following statement:

ACT Policing is investigating the incident
– Police became aware of the property damage on Sunday morning (March 13) about 2.45am
– Police have obtained the CCTV footage of the incident
– Police have identified a person of interest in this matter and enquiries are ongoing
– The scultpure has been removed for repair


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Homeless 8:08 am 16 Mar 11

creative_canberran said :

Raiders star looking for some companionship?

Gold!

Kayem 12:16 am 16 Mar 11

Just got back into town to hear this awful stunt. Agree #1 – apparently we don’t deserve nice things like delight as we walk through the city. Someone has determined otherwise. It’s the idea of sheep still able to scandalise us with their frozen moment of unnatural longing that makes shopping (a truely awful pursuit) in the city precinct possible for me. And no – I am neither Welsh nor New Zealander.

neanderthalsis 4:24 pm 15 Mar 11

Rangi said :

it’s obviously footrot

Surely if it were footrot there would be a sheep with no feet rather than feet with no sheep?

Rollersk8r 3:50 pm 15 Mar 11

That really sucks. I’m all for public art where it can be seen and appreciated – and I mean the stuff you can walk around, not the stuff stuck by the roadside and viewed at 80kmh.

Rawhide Kid Part3 12:56 pm 15 Mar 11

Rangi said :

Disinformation said :

Angle Grinder? CSI – FAIL for you guys. Two stubs still have reinforcement protruding and all have uneven breakage lines. It’s impact damage. Someone has just kept belting it until it gave way. The squatters chair right leg rest has been broken off for at least three months.
It’s unfortunate that cast artworks just aren’t vandal resistant enough for Civic. The sculpture of three figures ascending stairs while reading is currently only two.
At least the new one at the start of Gorema place is having anti skateboard grind plates embedded in the edges before the fences come down. The first person to spraypaint the rocks under the mesh is going to cause a headache though.

CSI fail #2 ….it’s obviously footrot

Oh No!!!! not the Dog!

EvanJames 12:32 pm 15 Mar 11

This is a theft from all of us. Liked the sheep? You’ll probably never see it again. Sheep, the zebras, the cube. And someone must have seen it being done, surely.

Rangi 11:30 am 15 Mar 11

Disinformation said :

Angle Grinder? CSI – FAIL for you guys. Two stubs still have reinforcement protruding and all have uneven breakage lines. It’s impact damage. Someone has just kept belting it until it gave way. The squatters chair right leg rest has been broken off for at least three months.
It’s unfortunate that cast artworks just aren’t vandal resistant enough for Civic. The sculpture of three figures ascending stairs while reading is currently only two.
At least the new one at the start of Gorema place is having anti skateboard grind plates embedded in the edges before the fences come down. The first person to spraypaint the rocks under the mesh is going to cause a headache though.

CSI fail #2 ….it’s obviously footrot

PBO 11:26 am 15 Mar 11

Skidbladnir said :

I liked that sheep.
When can we get a replacement?

(Also, how do you steal a metal sheep?)

Its easy when you know how! It would be hilarious if this was an attempt to redistribute public art around the place.

Skidbladnir 10:30 am 15 Mar 11

I liked that sheep.
When can we get a replacement?

(Also, how do you steal a metal sheep?)

Disinformation 8:42 am 15 Mar 11

Angle Grinder? CSI – FAIL for you guys. Two stubs still have reinforcement protruding and all have uneven breakage lines. It’s impact damage. Someone has just kept belting it until it gave way. The squatters chair right leg rest has been broken off for at least three months.
It’s unfortunate that cast artworks just aren’t vandal resistant enough for Civic. The sculpture of three figures ascending stairs while reading is currently only two.
At least the new one at the start of Gorema place is having anti skateboard grind plates embedded in the edges before the fences come down. The first person to spraypaint the rocks under the mesh is going to cause a headache though.

trevar 8:22 pm 14 Mar 11

Pommy bastard said :

Any Welshmen been spotted nearby, can’t trust the buggers around sheep.

PB, that’s in very poor taste. An opportunity to knock New Zealanders should never be wasted on the Welsh.

georgesgenitals 6:57 pm 14 Mar 11

Wow, those New Zealanders are getting strong, eh bro?

toriness 6:47 pm 14 Mar 11

*sad face*

Pommy bastard 6:44 pm 14 Mar 11

Any Welshmen been spotted nearby, can’t trust the buggers around sheep.

BerraBoy68 6:14 pm 14 Mar 11

Sammy said :

Word has it the police are looking for a jolly swagman

I blame the bunyip statue. I’ve never trusted that thing.

Or possibly a drunk bogan mistaking an explanation for an instruction:

Bogan 1: “what’s that?
Bogan 2: “steel sheep”;
Bogan 1: “OK, let do it”

Steel sheep?

Davo111 5:25 pm 14 Mar 11

#1 completely agree.

But seriously, what is one going to do with a steel(?) sheep without legs. Looks like someone used an angle grinder, so its a planned theft, not drunks.

I wonder what it was made of? perhaps its going to be melted down for scrap.

creative_canberran 5:21 pm 14 Mar 11

Raiders star looking for some companionship?

Dr Strange 5:13 pm 14 Mar 11

How does one remove a metal sheep with a grinder, in the mall, without being noticed?

Passer-by: What you up to mate?
Thief: Sheep need shearing this time of year.
Passer-by: That so. Better carry on then.

Sammy 4:50 pm 14 Mar 11

Word has it the police are looking for a jolly swagman

taninaus 4:45 pm 14 Mar 11

Oh no, they left its toes, how is it going to walk after going on the bender I am sure it dissapeared on??

And bollards are only as good as the next idiot who pulls or kicks them down.

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