Pig Family statue stolen from park in Temple

Posted at 8:58 AM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 10:40:17-04

Temple Parks and Recreation is looking for information on a statue stolen from Oak Creek Park.

The statue, known as Pig Family, is a bronze depiction of three little pigs. The largest pig was taken from the park by end of day July 27.

“We received a call from a concerned citizen Friday morning, stating the statue was no longer in the park,” said Chuck Ramm, Assistant Director for Temple Parks & Recreation. “After surveying the area, it was clear that the bronze statue had forcibly been removed from the concrete footings.”

In 2007, the Pig Family statue was donated by Dr. Alan Jones and the Forsythe Foundation.

This isn’t the first time a statue has been taken in Temple. In January 2013, the small piglet was stolen from the park but was later recovered by Temple police. In June 2015, Ernie the Papillon puppy sculpture was taken from Woodbridge Park and never located.

If you have any information police ask you to contact the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500.

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