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$1,000 Reward to Nail Thieves of Giant Hammer Sculpture

it would have required about eight people or a flatbed trailer with a winch to carry off the work, according to the artist

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    Thieves Steal 800-Pound Hammer in Healdsburg: Police

    Healdsburg police said thieves stole an 800-pound metal hammer with a 21-foot-long wooden handle from the lawn of the Healdsburg Community Center on Friday night or early Saturday morning.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018)

    The artist who created an 800-pound sculpture of a hammer stolen from a Northern California community center is offering a $1,000 reward to nail the thieves.

    The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reported Tuesday that Healdsburg artist Doug Unkrey made the offer. He made the 800-pound ball-peen hammer out of mixed metals. It has a long redwood handle and 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. It vanished from the lawn sometime Friday night or Saturday morning.

    Unkrey says it would have required about eight people or a flatbed trailer with a winch to carry off his work.

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