BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Staff at a Queen Anne’s County high school discovered that three students attempted to steal a statue of a school mascot Friday morning, according to the Queen’s Anne’s Sheriff’s Office.
Staff at the Queen Anne’s County High School discovered the concrete lion statue that sits in the lobby of the school had been moved down a hall where it was left on its side.
Police learned after viewing surveillance video that three male seniors entered the school through an open door attempted to steal the statue, which weighs around 1000 pounds, unrolled wrestling mats in the lobby and threw toilet paper on steel ceiling beams.
They then placed the concrete lion statue on a dolly and rolled it down a hallway towards an exit. The weight of the lion on the dolly damaged the school floor. Near the exit, they attempted to pick up the lion and it fell over, damaging the statue.
The damage is estimated to be $2000.
Police identified and arrested Logan Deese, 18, Robert David Chanaud, 19, and Wyatt Patrick Pinder, 18.
The three have been charged with burglary, theft, MDOP and trespassing.