Dr. Seuss best selling book and now a hit movie for all ages, ‘The Lorax’ made another hit online after a 300-pound bronze statue of it was stolen.
San Diego Police Lt. Andra Brown said that the 3-foot-high statue of the Lorax is standing on an tree stump and arms outstretched now reported missing just this Monday morning.
Dr. Seuss with his real name of Theodor Geisel died in 1991 at the age of 87, while his widow Audrey, who still leaves on the estate in the San Diego community of La Jolla wants the statue return to its proper place.
Lt. Andra Brown said, “We don’t know if its just a prank because of the recent release of the movie or if someone thinks it’s going to be worth a buck or two because it’s a lot of (metal),” and added, “We’re just hoping that the suspects return it.”
Brown continued saying, “The Geisel family is just asking that it be returned and they don’t want to pursue the matter any further. Which is not to say the police won’t.”
According to a Reuters report the statue was said to be one of the two made by Geisel‘s stepdaughter while the other one was given to a museum.