HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A dapper-dressed statue of gangster Al Capone has been repaired, repainted and returned to an Arkansas bar after a failed attempt to steal the welcoming figure.
The Sentinel-Record reports the redone statue was returned Saturday to a seat near a bench outside The Ohio Club in Hot Springs. Its website describes the business as the oldest bar in Arkansas, established in 1905, and Capone was a known visitor.
Investigators say two men in March tried to snatch the statue but dropped and broke it. Both were charged with public intoxication and criminal mischief.
Club owner Mike Pettey says it cost $3,500 for repairs. Part of Capone’s white suit has been painted black.
About $2,500 generated through T-shirt sales, celebrating Capone’s return, will be donated to the Garland County Historical Society.