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Dan the Miner Statue: Mummified, But Back!

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Some good news to report: It's not clear what day it happened, but the LA Times reports that Dan the Miner, that stolen Carthay Circle statue, was returned to his rock. Readers will recall that the Carthay Circle seven-foot bronze statue was stolen and cut in two by thieves back in February. City officials reported back in November that repairs were underway, but it wasn't clear when the statue would be returning. Breaking numerous statue-groping laws, we inspected Dan this morning and can report that his thighs feel as firm as ever (that was where he was chopped in half). According to the Times, it'll take about a week to ten days to fully install Dan. And here's what happened to the dastardly men that stole him.
· Dan The Miner Update: Who Really Owns His Halved Body? [Curbed LA]
· California Briefing [LA Times]