Historic Catholic Church Statue Stolen In Prince George, British Columbia

DATE OF OCCURANCE: January 18, 2019

In Prince George, British Columbia a religious statue had been found by a lady going for a morning walk, reports CBC News. The statue, which had been found abandoned in a pit beside the local Walmart was known on social media as a ‘gnome’ prank. The person who stole the statue would bring it around the surrounding area, documenting it on social media, prompting viewers to take note of the statues disappearance from the Church. The historic statue comes from St. Pius X Catholic Church, close to the Lheidli T’enneh reserve. The lady posted a photo of the statue on social media asking for anyone who knew where the statue belonged to come pick it up. Alyssa Tobin, curator from the Exploration Place Museum came straight away to pick up the statue. She noted some damage to the statue and due to its age, she feared that the head of the statue could have possibly broken off. Parts of the statue were already broken off and missing. The statue’s identity is still unknown. Upon repairs and identification the statue will be placed into the care of the reserves band vault for safety.