Huge metal rooster is found in forest following Athens heist
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say the hunt for a 10-foot metal rooster stolen from outside an Athens business has ended in a Georgia forest, where Rocket the Rusty Roster was discovered under a pile of wood.
Lexington Village owner Bonnie Harris says she's grateful the sculpture has been found in one piece, but it was missing an eye and his beard was gone. Harris tells The Athens Banner-Herald (http://bit.ly/1OdzrgU) that Rocket will now undergo restoration work in the artist's studio where it was created.
In late March, the 300-pound sculpture was stolen about two weeks after it was installed in front of Harris' store.
Athens Clarke-County police Detective Sgt. Rick Hammond says detectives located the sculpture Monday down a logging road. No arrests have been made.