Madison police looking for 2 men after 'Dumpty Humpty' statue stolen from art fair
Madison police looking for 2 men after ‘Dumpty Humpty’ statue stolen from art fair
A statue depicting Humpty Dumpty on a toilet that was stolen from the Art Fair on the Square, in Madison. Credit: Madison Police Dept..

Jeff Richgels

The Wisconsin State Journal

Two men are being sought in the theft of a bronze sculpture depicting Humpty Dumpty seated on a toilet, stolen from an Art Fair on the Square vendor Saturday morning.

The vendor, who had traveled from out of state for the event, told police the men lingered in the area of her stand during the early morning setup for the show. After she left the stand for a short time, the men disappeared along with the “Dumpty Humpty” sculpture, Madison police officer Michael Malloy said.

The sculpture, which depicts Humpty Dumpty with his pants around his ankles and an open book on his lap, is valued at $1,400, Malloy said. It stands about 9 to 10 inches tall.

Officers located surveillance video of the men leaving the area with the sculpture and are asking for the public’s help in identifying them. At least one of the suspects is believed to be a student living in the Downtown area who recently turned 21, Malloy said.

The Madison Police Dept. released these images of the two suspects in the theft of ‘Dumpty Humpty’ statue. Credit: Madison Police Dept.

Police asked that anyone with information about the incident contact them at 608-255-2345. Tipsters can also remain anonymous by contacting Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014 or People contacting Crime Stoppers can receive a reward of up to $1,000 for tips that lead to an arrest.


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