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May 6, 2013

IU police stop thefts of fountain's bronze fish

BLOOMINGTON (AP) — Indiana University police foiled two attempts over the weekend to steal large bronze fish from the Showalter Fountain sculpture on the Bloomington campus.

Campus art curator Sherry Rouse says alarms at the fountain alerted police of the tampering early Sunday.

She tells The Herald-Times that the first fish was on a sidewalk when officers arrived about 4 a.m. The other was found off its mount and in the water about an hour later.

The fish that weigh hundreds of pounds have been targets of thieves before. One was recovered by the university last month after it was stolen in 2010.

Rouse says the fountain will have to be drained to put the fish back in place. She says the damage could cost $5,000 to $10,000.

 

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