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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Friggin' awesome

From Police Captain Larry Smith

The dinosaur head from the museum of life and science has been located and we have identified those involved. This came a result of investigator Little following up on some information and patrol and the rest of the investigative staff continuing with the leads. The head has been returned to the museum and investigators are in talks with the museum as to what course of action they wish to pursue at this point. I would like to thank investigator Little, who is actually working investigations on a temporary basis, investigators Salmon, Jones and Cpl. Clayton for their work on this case.

Major props to Durham PD for such fast work on this case!



  • Rock on! Yea, re-capitated dinosaur!

    By Blogger girlnblack77, at 5:00 PM  

  • WRAL was reporting that the museum isn't planning to press charges. This disappoints me, I wanted to see the perps punished. What sort of educational message is the museum createing? "Wreck our old stuff, and you won't get in trouble" isn't what I'd like to see.

    I'm wicked happy the head was found, and I hope the museum lets the bronto's legions of admirers fix him up, but to know that the perps may just walk away angers me.

    By Blogger Britt, at 5:32 PM  

  • Agreed. While i can understand the museum's reluctance to to press charges, i'd at least like to see the people who did this face the community, acknowledge their stupidity,and put in some community service hours, preferably at the museum cleaning out toilets.

    On the other hand, it is possible to overreact to minor acts of vandalism.

    By Blogger Barry, at 6:02 PM  

  • Perhaps making the miscreants work on helping to fix the thing would be appropriate (if NCML&S is going to do so, which lately sounds like it might be a possibility).

    By Blogger Joseph H., at 7:16 PM  

  • From the pics on wral ( the recovered head/neck is in pretty bad shape-- the whole mouth/face part was busted out and there were huge holes in it. This doesn't seem like something that was a harmless prank; it destroyed a Durham landmark that a lot of people loved. I wish the Museum gave more of a damn about it, but I can't be too surprised that they don't, given the state they let the dino fall into since hurricane Fran. Whole thing makes me so sad and frustrated. That dino, decaying or not, was a really cool piece of public art and Durham history. Headless, it's just a crappy reminder of how lousy people can get away with senseless acts f destruction. Urgh.

    By Blogger MinTech, at 3:57 AM  

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