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01-26-07, 11:17 PM #1
News from down under: dozens beaten
Anger at 'Gnomesville Massacre'
Reward offered for capture of vandals who decapitated pot-bellied statues
Updated: 3:46 a.m. ET Jan 25, 2007
SYDNEY - It’s being called the “Gnomesville Massacre” and emergency workers in Western Australia are offering a reward for the capture of vandals who smashed their way through a local tourist attraction.
An unknown number of attackers lopped off the heads or smashed several dozen of the pot-bellied statues this week at Gnomesville, a collection of more than a 1,000 colorful characters deep in a forest south of Perth.
“We are incensed by the damage done to the gnomes and willing to pay a reward to catch the culprits,” State Emergency Service Volunteer Association President Phillip Petersen told Reuters.
Six orange-colored gnomes depicting emergency workers were among those destroyed, Petersen said, adding the reward was A$500 ($390).
The population of Gnomesville has grown from a handful of statues placed covertly in the forest a few years ago, making it a popular stop off for tour buses visiting nearby vineyards.
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01-26-07, 11:47 PM #2
It wasn't vandalism, it was murder suicide. They were despondent that they didn't get the contract with Travelocity.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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