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Somehow, Someone Stole A 1-Ton Statue Out Of Anita Bryant’s Yard

Authorities are scratching their heads as to how someone was able to get away with the statue, which reportedly belongs to Anita Bryant, who campaigned against gay rights in the 1970s, and her husband.

Investigators in the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office are asking the public for assistance in finding a large marble statue stolen from Anita Bryant and her husband Charlie Dry, Oklahoma’s News9 reports.

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office

Bryant and Dry said they left their Deer Creek home for about three hours and suspect that whoever stole the statue had been watching them.

“You have got to be kidding me, I just can’t believe that that happened in that quick of time,” Dry told News9. “I mean, I’m still in shock that that planning went on like it did.”

The marble statue is estimated to weight at least 1 ton and stands at about 6 feet high, 5 feet long, and 3 feet wide, and depicts a man riding a horse, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators on the case said the statue was stolen at some point during the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on the night of May 25. Because of its weight and size, they believe someone used a forklift and placed the statue on a flat bed truck.

The statue is worth $30,000, according to the report.

Bryant, 74, is a singer and former Miss Oklahoma and Miss America runner-up. She became known as an outspoken opponent of gay rights in the 1970s, leading campaigns against LGBT rights and protections across the country.

Bryant, left, and her late ex-husband Bob Green with their children at church June 12, 1977. Miami Herald / MCT

She’s also known for an incident in which a gay rights activist threw a pie in her face at a 1977 televised news conference:

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