200-pound lion statue apparently stolen from New London
NEW LONDON — A homeowner says a lion statue weighing at least 200 pounds (91 kilograms) was stolen from outside his home, leaving its equally hefty mate to stand guard alone.
Paolino says he had considered securing the lions to their bases years ago, but decided that no one would be able to get away with them. He says he needed two friends and the assistance of rails to slide the statues into place when he bought them.
He says he hopes police involvement will prevent the thieves from returning for the remaining statue.