Repaired Al Capone statue returned to Arkansas bar

    After being damaged during an attempted theft...

    A dapper-dressed statue of gangster Al Capone has been repaired, repainted and returned to an Arkansas bar after a failed attempt to steal the welcoming figure.

    The Sentinel-Record reports the Ohio Club's statue of Al Capone was returned to its rightful place on a seat next to a bench directly outside the establishment in downtown Hot Springs with pomp and circumstance

    Following $3,500 worth of repairs performed to undo damage done to the statue as the result of criminal mischief late the night of March 16, the statue was paraded through the bar with fanfare and placed back in its seat.

    Investigators say two men in March tried to snatch the statue but dropped and broke it. Both were charged with public intoxication and criminal mischief.


    Part of Capone’s white suit has been painted black.

    About $2,500 generated through T-shirt sales, celebrating Capone’s return, will be donated to the Garland County Historical Society.

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