Friday, February 17, 2012

Vandal Damages Historic Clock - If Justice Is Served, He'll Do Hard Time

Vandal damages century-old Detroit Historical Museum clock

Curators are trying to determine how to fix a 100-year-old historic clock vandalized Thursday by a visitor to the Detroit Historical Museum.

The man was taken into custody by police after he pulled the fire alarm at 3:15 p.m. and damaged the Meier Clock, located in Round Hall near the Museum Store, according to a release about the incident issued by the museum. The clock's value and an estimate of damage are not available, museum spokesman Bob Sadler said today.

"This certainly is a one-of-a kind artifact, and it’s more than a century old," Sadler said. "We’re still in the process of assessing the damage at this point. Our curator of collections did come over to the museum to kind of get started in that assessment process."
To damage an historic, one-of-a-kind artifact such as the clock is reprehensible and hopefully he'll be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Yet another sad example of Detroit's continuing demise -- on top of everything else, its now suffering invasions of Vandals. Then again, the sack and destruction of Detroit has been ongoing for decades now.

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