Man Returns Stolen SWORD of War Hero Statue 40 Years Later

Man Returns Stolen SWORD of War Hero Statue 40 Years Later

Man Returns Stolen SWORD of War Hero Statue 40 Years Later
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A thief has returned a bronze sword stolen from a statue of a revolutionary war hero in Massachusetts, United States.

According to United Press International, he handed it over to the Westfield Historical Commission 40 years later.

Cindy Gaylord, commission chair said a man contacted them in December 2020 and said he wanted to give something.

“His message was very cryptic. He said he was in possession of something that belonged to Westfield,” said Gaylord.

The official then arranged to meet in person with the man, who told him that everything was a drunken mistake.

“He said he pulled it with such force that he fell backwards off the pedestal with the sword in his hand,” Gaylord added.

Meanwhile, n unidentified person has returned a poetry book at a library in Britain 60 years after its due date.

According to various reports posted online, staff found the book inside the return box.

The Middlesbrough Central Library said the book was titled “The Buried Stream,” a poetry anthology by Geoffrey Faber.

Library officials said the book was was 58 years overdue, with a listed due date of December 1962.

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