Surveillance video shows attempted theft of Al Capone statue

Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in CCTV
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Two Missouri men were arrested during St. Patrick’s Day weekend after reportedly trying to make off with the statue of a mob boss sitting outside a Hot Springs bar.

Mike Pettey, the owner of the Ohio Club, 336 Central Ave., said he was inside the bar shortly after midnight on Saturday when a patron came in and told him, “I just saw Al [Capone] going down the sidewalk.”

Pettey, 57, bought a life-size statue of Al Capone when he first took over the Ohio Club nine years ago, and the gangster had been sitting outside during its operating hours ever since. The bar, which opened in 1905 and claims to be Arkansas’ oldest, was host to a number of celebrity gangsters, including Bugsy Siegel, Bugs Moran, Lucky Luciano and Al Capone during the 1920s, according to the business’s website.

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