LOUISVILLE, Ky. — If you happen to see two large concrete lions lying around, there's a homeowner in Louisville who would like them back. Louisville Metro Police is asking for the public's help to find these lions, which are more than just decorations.
"When we came out last week and found them gone, I was dumbfounded. I mean first thing I thought was where in the world could they be? These are huge lions. They're big, they're bulky, it took everything I had to move them so it had to be a planned effort," said Kathy Fautz, who got the lions from her three daughters for the first mother's day they lived in their highlands home.
Louisville Metro Police posted a photo on Facebook Wednesday, showing a picture of one of the missing lions.
People on social media has shared the post over 100 times and Kathy has even received messages from people in Louisiana, saying they understand the sentimental value.
"Kids in the neighborhood will come down to see their decorations during the holiday," Kathy said.
She will go as far to say the two lions are a part of their family and have names. One named sir, the other fidel, after her women's fraternity lion mascot.
According to police, the lions were taken from a home in the 1600 block of Stevens Avenue. They each weigh 110 lbs. and measure 30 inches by 28 inches.
The family has a home security system but did not have the footage to the nights it could have been stolen.
In their hashtags on the post, LMPD begged the city to stop stealing these animal statues. Gnomes and concrete turtles have also been the targets of theft in the last year. They say multiple tips have come in, but they are not the same lions.
The family is offering a reward so if you have any information on where these lions may be, you are urged to call the LMPD anonymous tip line at 574-LMPD.
As of July 11, the missing lion statues have not been located. The family have gotten new lion statues for her porch.