- Associated Press - Friday, May 16, 2014

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Someone stole the tail off the donkey.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (https://goo.gl/4hhYrJ) the metal sculpture of a burro that stands at one end of Santa Fe‘ Burro Alley was recently vandalized and its tail was ripped off.

Now, the city may have to spend around $3,000 to replace the tail on one of the most photographed pieces of public art in downtown Santa Fe.

So far, police have no clues on any possible tail bandits and is offering a $1,000 reward.

The city also has no plans to remove the sculpture. Officials say the city may pay an artist to fix it.



The sculpture by artist Charles Southard, part of the city’s collection of about 75 pieces of public art, was commissioned in 1988. It’s valued at $12,500.

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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, https://www.sfnewmexican.com

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