Toledo Bar’s Namesake Boar Statue Stolen
Owner Says He Bought Statue 20 Years Ago
POSTED: 10:30 am EDT June 1, 2010
UPDATED: 10:39 am EDT June 1, 2010
TOLEDO — An Ohio bar is asking for its 200-pound bronze statue of a boar back, no questions asked.
The Bronze Boar tavern in downtown Toledo is named after the statue. The bar’s owner said he bought the more than 3 foot tall statue in an auction 20 years ago for $2,000.
The statue, which was normally displayed in the back of the establishment, disappeared while the owner was out of town.
The bar will pay a reward for the statue in return. However, the owner said he is assuming it was taken to sell for scrap.