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  1. #1
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    Feb 2004
    lake mary florida
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    Pirate statue stolen



    FORT PIERCE The owner of Archie's Seabreeze told police Monday that someone absconded with a "life size" ceramic pirate statue that she'd placed in the area of the bar, according to a recently released report.

    The owner of the landmark watering hole in the 400 block of South Ocean Drive told police she bought three of the 150 pound pirate statues, one of which was noticed missing on Aug. 31,

    The statue, of a pirate clad in a white and blue stripe shirt and black pants, was last seen two days prior.

    The 65-year-old owner said she put up posters offering a reward, but when no one returned the statue, which was bolted into the concrete, she called police.


    The statue is further described as sporting a brown vest and brown boots and holding a sword. The pirate, who is white, has a long black hair and a beard.

    The pirate was on the front patio next to the parking lot and South Ocean Drive. The pirate wasn't found in a search of the surrounding area.

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/loc...,0,46141.story
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  2. #2
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    Nov 2004
    Sterling Hts., MI.
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    Re: Pirate statue stolen

    First the gold bar in Key West and now the pirate. Is there no honour among thieves?
    PyrateJim
    Stay Golden -TS

  3. #3
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    Sep 2007
    florida keys
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    Re: Pirate statue stolen

    there was a movie THE MIST arrrr
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  4. #4
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    Dec 2004
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    Re: Pirate statue stolen

    Anyone aware of the history of Florida treasure hunting knows that these recent thefts are nothing new.

    From the time these valuable wrecks were first discovered back in the 40's and 50's, people have succumbed to the temptation to take what does not belong to them, whether it be a pirates stealing from the wreck sites themselves, or thieves breaking into museums.

    The first notable event was the attempted break in of the safe in Art Mckee's Museum of Sunken Treasure on Plantation Key. I am guessing the year was in the late 1950's or early 1960's. The thieves failed, and in frustration, scrawled a note for Art on his sturdy safe.

    Then the Real Eight Co. museum in Cape Canaveral was burglarized in 1976. Thieves got quite a bit of loot. The case was never solved and I've heard rumors over the years that it was an inside job, but nothing has ever been presented as evidence that this was ever true.

    The state run McLarty treasure museum was broken in to in 1980. An arrest was made and most of the treasure recovered.

    Finally, The Port Royal Sunken Treasure Museum in St. Petersburg Beach was burglarized in 1993. The joke was on the burglar...most of what they had taken turned out to be replica treasure. And the man was later apprehended.

    I hope you all enjoy the newspaper clippings from my files.

    Tom
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  5. #5
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    Nov 2008
    Ellenton, Florida
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    Re: Pirate statue stolen

    Been looking but haven't seen anything like you discribed yet.
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  6. #6
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    Mar 2006
    Florida
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    Re: Pirate statue stolen

    Teddy Tucker's gold cross was stolen from a museum in Bermuda, and never recovered.

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  7. #7
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    Apr 2010
    Dallas, Texas
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    Re: Pirate statue stolen

    Any news about the Mel Fischer Museum's Gold Bar that was recently stolen? Seems to have dropped off the front pages now...
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  8. #8
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    Re: Pirate statue stolen

    The Tucker cross hesit and another treasure coin theft from a south Florida museum.....
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  9. #9
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    Dec 2008
    Delray Beach
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    Re: Pirate statue stolen

    Is there any news updates as to whether Patti found her Pirate Statute yet? I haven't been able to find any follow-up stories in the TCPalm. That statute was there for as many years as I had been going to Archies. I thought at first it was just a prank, but it seems it was more than that.

    Reef Dawg

 

 

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