'Snoopy,' 'Linus' characters vandaliz...

'Snoopy,' 'Linus' characters vandalized in Sleepy Eye

There are 12 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 4, 2009, titled 'Snoopy,' 'Linus' characters vandalized in Sleepy Eye. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The Sleepy Eye Police Department is investigating after Snoopy's nose and the heart Linus held in his hand were taken from statues in town.

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“Live Life with GUSTO!!!”

Since: Jun 08

St. Paul, MN

#1 May 4, 2009
This act of vandalism sets an all-time low for recklessness and meanness. Messing with the Peanut's Linus stature is an insult to all Minnesotans and especially to the personal Sleepy Eye ties it represents.

If the Sleepy Eye Police catch the vandal[s]; the punishment should be commensurate with the crime. For example, sentenced the brigands to community service for 2500 hours each, without pay; apologize[ in writing and pr address] to the community's and to the state's citizenry for such despicable actions; and, finally and fittingly, have the vandals replace the Linus stature and pay for its replacement out of their own pocket[s].

If these service and parole conditions are not met, then four weeks[24/7] of stocks and pillory in the town center should be their punishment! This old colonial punishment, not withstanding the humiliations, should be a lesson for all who try to destroy our heritage.

At least in the 21st Century, being stocked and pilloried is more cost effective than jail time. At least the modern citizenry won't throw rotten fruits and vegetables at you. Now that would be rude, cruel, and unusual punishment!
Mrs R

United States

#2 May 4, 2009
I totally agree with the above poster that this is a serious crime that needs to be treated seriously. I also wonder if this should be considered a federal crime and this case should be handed over to the federal authorities? Think about it, this may have been a hate crime against Afro Americans. It was like making a racial statement against Snoopy Doggy Dog the rap artist. This crime is no fun and games or just "horseplay." I hope the authorities look into this case very seriously. This looks like a planned hate crime and they probably thought they could avoid the hate crimes aspect by saying it's really against Chuck Schultz instead of Afro Americans. What a sad day in Minnesota.
p t bull

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 4, 2009
Headline news? Losing readers due to irrelevance?
Big Stan

Saint Paul, MN

#4 May 4, 2009
Yes, I admit I have been vocal about Peanuts being a highly overrated comic. Neither it, nor "For Better or for Worse" belongs in any newspaper after the creator either died or retired. But I can prove my whereabouts when this dastardly deed was done, and I seriously doubt my car could make it to Sleepy Eye. My truck could, but it has my business's name plastered on 3 sides in letters visible for about 1/2 a mile!

The Duplex & Get Fuzzy rule! Calvin & Hobbes for ever. See, I do like children, dogs & cats.
sorb

Minneapolis, MN

#5 May 4, 2009
p t bull wrote:
Headline news? Losing readers due to irrelevance?
Keep clicking and reading. We know you will.
Indichik

Brooklyn, NY

#6 May 4, 2009
Mrs R wrote:
Think about it, this may have been a hate crime against Afro Americans. It was like making a racial statement against Snoopy Doggy Dog the rap artist.
Oh, Mrs. R., troll of trolls, what would we do without you?
Winnie

Saint Paul, MN

#7 May 4, 2009
Those damn cheeseheads. We need to close the border.
p t bull

Minneapolis, MN

#8 May 4, 2009
Big Stan wrote:
Yes, I admit I have been vocal about Peanuts being a highly overrated comic. Neither it, nor "For Better or for Worse" belongs in any newspaper after the creator either died or retired...

Overrated before st schultz died as well.
Major Hoople

Titusville, FL

#9 May 4, 2009
Fap!!
Those Katenjammer Kids did it!
Tybalt

Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 4, 2009
i don't approve of this at all. we've seen it here in st paul too.
Brown Eye

Saint Paul, MN

#11 May 4, 2009
swine flu probably,over come with fever
Bill

Atlanta, GA

#12 May 4, 2009
I aint a smart man and some call me a redneck. I got relatives in your parts and she aint to relative of me. Even I can tell this Mrs. R gal is one lady who flew over the cuckoo nest!

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