National Centre for Padre Pio Barto Angel Statue Theft Sentence...

There are 15 comments on the The Morning Call story from Mar 20, 2009, titled National Centre for Padre Pio Barto Angel Statue Theft Sentence.... In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Two men who stole an 8-foot-tall, 1,200-pound bronze angel statue from the National Centre for Padre Pio in eastern Pennsylvania have been sentenced to state prison.

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tamarya

AOL

#1 Mar 20, 2009
now this is something I could see teenagers doing,but 2 thirty yr olds.I guess they never grew up
Will

Allentown, PA

#2 Mar 20, 2009
And how long did it take exactly to trace two guys hauling an 8' tall statue for scrap?
bonzo

Allentown, PA

#4 Mar 20, 2009
how about tougher rules for scrap dealers to prevent them from taking such obviously stolen goods.
mmm__cheesesteak

Allentown, PA

#5 Mar 20, 2009
how did they do it? did they sawz-all it then hand it straighht in, did they take it home and melt it? or did a scrap owner, just not ask questions?

i know you are supposed to provide your driver's liscense when you turn in scrap, maybe that's how they got caught? i'd like more details to make sure this can't happen again

“I get to see an Angel everyday”

Since: Dec 08

Allentown, PA

#6 Mar 20, 2009
Wow.

Not only do you steal, but an Angel? Yikes.....

I guess that crack habit got waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy yyy out of control!!!
LV Guy

Bethlehem, PA

#7 Mar 20, 2009
This is a "hate crime" and should be punished as such.
Beano Cook

Allentown, PA

#8 Mar 20, 2009
Agreed. The scrap dealer couldn't be that stupid not to notice that this was something of value rather than jsut a piece of junk.

bonzo wrote:
how about tougher rules for scrap dealers to prevent them from taking such obviously stolen goods.
Beano Cook

Allentown, PA

#9 Mar 20, 2009
These 2 clowns don;t have the potential to make $89K in their lifetimes, so the restitution part is a waste. Bring back hard labor to pay debts...
HARRY BALSAK

Allentown, PA

#10 Mar 20, 2009
The scrap yard should be liable for 1/3 of the restitution for turning their backs so they could make money.
Staberdearth

Allentown, PA

#11 Mar 20, 2009
I especially like the $89,000 restitution part...two mutton heads.
Norbert

Bethlehem, PA

#12 Mar 20, 2009
Two men attacking the practice of idolatry. I'd consider it a political and religious act.
LARRY SHECKLER

Easton, PA

#13 Mar 20, 2009
THE SCRAP DEALER SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN COURT STANDING NEXT TO THESE FOOLS
AND HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH ACCEPTING OBIVOUS STOLEN GOODS
HE SHOULD BE PAYING BACK $$$$ ALSO
WE ALL KNOW MANY THINGS ARE WRONG WITH OUT JUDUCAL SYSTEM
I MY OPINION THE IS ONE
I WORKED NEXT TO A MAN FOR TWO WEEKS WHO WAS ON PAROLE FOR MURDER, HE WAS OUT ON PAROLE IN 7 YEARS. 3 MOUNTHS OUT HE DID IT AGAIN. KILLED AGAIN
AND THESE TWO STUPES ARE GONING TO RECIEVE ALMOST THE SAME TIME AS THE MAN WHO KILLED THE FIRST TIME
HELL A POLICEMAN HAS KILLED ANOTHER
INSIDE A POLICE STATION,IN THE LELIGH VALLEY NO CHARGES FILED AND HE IS NOW RECIEVING A POLICE PENSION COPS LOVE COPS
I DO NOT FEEL SAFE LIVING IN THE VALLEY
OUR JUDGES HAVE NO COMMONN SENCE
YOU WILL HERE MORE FROM IN FUTURE
Confused

Macungie, PA

#14 Mar 20, 2009
LARRY SHECKLER wrote:
THE SCRAP DEALER SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN COURT STANDING NEXT TO THESE FOOLS
AND HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH ACCEPTING OBIVOUS STOLEN GOODS
HE SHOULD BE PAYING BACK $$$$ ALSO
WE ALL KNOW MANY THINGS ARE WRONG WITH OUT JUDUCAL SYSTEM
I MY OPINION THE IS ONE
I WORKED NEXT TO A MAN FOR TWO WEEKS WHO WAS ON PAROLE FOR MURDER, HE WAS OUT ON PAROLE IN 7 YEARS. 3 MOUNTHS OUT HE DID IT AGAIN. KILLED AGAIN
AND THESE TWO STUPES ARE GONING TO RECIEVE ALMOST THE SAME TIME AS THE MAN WHO KILLED THE FIRST TIME
HELL A POLICEMAN HAS KILLED ANOTHER
INSIDE A POLICE STATION,IN THE LELIGH VALLEY NO CHARGES FILED AND HE IS NOW RECIEVING A POLICE PENSION COPS LOVE COPS
I DO NOT FEEL SAFE LIVING IN THE VALLEY
OUR JUDGES HAVE NO COMMONN SENCE
YOU WILL HERE MORE FROM IN FUTURE
NOT SAFE??? MOVE!!!
Norbert

Bethlehem, PA

#15 Mar 21, 2009
The weirdest posts come from Tylersport, what a bunch of freaks!
This bizarre Pio Paradise has even been shunned by the Catholic church, that shows how screwed up it is.
rob

Wallingford, CT

#16 Sep 24, 2012
Norbert wrote:
Two men attacking the practice of idolatry. I'd consider it a political and religious act.
Are you anti-Catholic?

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