Memo to whoever stole a $1,400 bronze memorial statue dedicated to a little girl from the very schoolyard where she and her pals once played: Even a fifth-grader can spot a fool.
Some of the 10-year-olds at Alexander II Magnet School who were friends of Tori Heard, a second-grader who died at age 7 in an October 2006 car crash, can’t see why anyone would have ripped off Tori’s statue.
"I mean, the plaque is right there. They must have known that she had passed away or something because of the sign," Elizabeth O'Dell, who was in Tori's class the year she died, said Thursday. "If they needed money that bad, they had to be a dropout."
The statue, about 3 feet tall of a ponytailed girl in a green dress, arms flying and legs stepping as if traipsing through the school's rock-lined herb garden of mint and rosemary, was likely yanked off its base sometime last weekend.
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