Al Capone statue swiped from in front of Hot Springs bar

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Al Capone statue (Left) was swiped. It was a popular photo op for tourists.

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A statue of notorious gangster Al Capone was stolen — and because of that, it was, well, hot. But the people who stole it dropped it like it was hot — and the statue was damaged as a result.

Authorities in Hot Springs, Arkansas say two men snatched a likeness of Capone from its perch outside the Ohio Club in Hot Springs, Arkansas on Saturday.

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They didn’t get far before dropping it, causing damage to the statue’s fedora, arm and leg.

Suspects charged in swipe of Al Capone Statue

The suspects are charged with public intoxication and criminal mischief. It’s estimated it will cost about $3,500 to fix the damage.

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