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Who Stole a Massive 'Pink Bulldog' Statue off Santa Monica Blvd. During L.A. Pride? - VIDEO


Someone stole a 200-pound statue off Santa Monica Boulevard during L.A.'s Pride celebration, the L.A. Times reports:

Authorities say the bulldog is actually one of six sculptures placed last week in a Santa Monica Boulevard median in advance of last Sunday's gay pride parade. They said the pink pooch was stolen early Monday, perhaps as a prank.

The bulldogs — three pink ones and three red ones — were cast in resin by Belgian artist William Sweetlove. The boulevard installation was scheduled to remain in place through September.

"They're so fun that people might not take them seriously," said Andrew Campbell of the West Hollywood Economic Development Division. "Maybe somebody didn't realize they were stealing artwork."

The statue's 200-pound base was left at the scene of crime, near Barney's Beanery. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were expecting to review nearby stores' security tapes in hopes of tracking down the dognappers.

The artist is offering a frog statue worth $1,600 as a reward for information leading to the bulldog.

Watch KTLA's report, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Not a bulldog ... a Boxer.

    Posted by: JONES | Jun 14, 2013 9:04:57 AM

  2. Well, William Sweetlove is one of my new favorite artists. What a crazy, wonderful man. Also, that totally is a boxer... I wonder if the reporter got it confused or if the artist doesn't know...

    Posted by: Fenrox | Jun 14, 2013 9:13:18 AM

  3. Cute. Very clever. I like to think it's sitting in someone's living-room next to the big screen tv.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jun 14, 2013 9:23:41 AM

  4. @Jones, they should go whole hog and call it a pit bull, like every other dog.

    Hopefully the thieves return it.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jun 14, 2013 9:25:11 AM

  5. So here he comes right on time
    And he has class and quite a style
    All of his own and they all know him
    As Lupin the Third

    He walks a line, one fine line
    No danger lies, he'll be just fine
    He's here today, but gone tomorrow
    He's Lupin the Third

    Posted by: Yaoi | Jun 14, 2013 11:49:49 AM

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