HEALDSBURG, Calif. (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Authorities in Northern California are looking for some thieves who made off with a hammer. A really, really big one.
The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat says police in Healdsburg in California’s wine country are looking for an enormous artwork that vanished over the weekend.READ MORE: U.S.-Mexico Border Arrests During Summer Remain At Highest Level In Decades
The art piece was an 800-pound ball-peen hammer made of metal with a long redwood handle. The hammer measures 21 feet long and the head is 6 feet tall.
The piece, valued at $15,000, was loaned by the artist about a year ago to the Healdsburg Community Center and was not insured. It vanished from the lawn sometime Friday night or Saturday morning.READ MORE: COVID-19 Booster Shot Not Yet FDA-Authorized, But Some Not Waiting
The artist, Doug Unkrey, says it would have required about eight people or a flatbed trailer with a winch to carry off his work.
Police, of course, want to nail the thieves.MORE NEWS: North Texas School Districts Grapple With Learning Loss And Keeping Teachers, Students From Getting COVID-19
(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)