Wednesday, August 5
TOWNSHEND - Turns out it wasn't a statue of Dennis Rodman, and it most likely wasn't really stolen.

Vermont State Police said Wednesday they were investigating the theft of a 7-foot bronze statue from a hospital charity auction. They said the victim of the theft was Kenneth Moberly of Wardsboro, who placed the winning bid on the sculpture and then asked that it be delivered to his home.

But officials with the Grace Cottage Hospital Foundation, which organized the event, now say they auctioneer was just joking when he said the piece looked like Rodman, a former basketball star.

They say they believe the piece was left at the auction site on the town common and grabbed by scavengers after the event.