ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) â€” A bronze bust of German literary giant Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (GUR'-tuh) has been stolen from its pedestal at a western New York park.
Monroe County parks officials tell the Democrat & Chronicle of Rochester (http://on.rocne.ws/1CXAx0O ) that a member of a neighborhood group reported the theft early Thursday morning.
Officials say someone chiseled the sculpture from its granite pedestal located on a hill in Highland Park.
p>The bust was unveiled 65 years ago after it was commissioned by Rochester's German-American community to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Goethe's birth in 1749 in Frankfurt, Germany.
Goethe was a novelist, poet & playwright who is considered one of the leading figures in Western literature.
County official are asking anyone with information on the theft to contact the sheriff's office.
Information from: Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, http://www.democratandchronicle.com
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