April 27, 2011: Superman Plaque Stolen from Cleveland, Ohio

Plaque Police are looking for thieves who stole a plaque honoring Superman's co-creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster from a post on St. Clair Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.

    Tracey Kirksey, executive director of the Glenville Development Corporation, told police the memorial plaque was stolen two weeks ago. Thieves, perhaps believing the aluminum plaque was bronze because of its coloring, used a hacksaw to cut the large plaque off the pole.

    The city put up the plaque in 2003, the 65th anniversary of the release of "Action Comics" No. 1, the first appearance of Superman. The plaque tells how the two poor Jewish Glenville High School students beat the odds to create perhaps the most recognizable fictional character in the world.

The plaque will be replaced, which will give the city the chance to correct a spelling error that appeared on the original plaque.

Source: Cleveland.com.



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