Tips sought in theft of sculptures

March 27, 2018 | News, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham

The University of Toledo Police Department and the University’s Campus Beautification Committee are looking for help to recover outdoor sculptures stolen from campus earlier this month.

Portions of two separate outdoor sculptures, “Profiling” and “Three Tenors,” were discovered missing March 15.

The little girl is missing from Todd Kime’s “Profiling,” which stands on the west side of Centennial Mall.

The “Profiling” piece created by artist Todd Kime is located on the west side of Centennial Mall between the Thompson Student Union and Memorial Field House and depicts a family of three made of white metal. The portion of the piece representing the child, a girl about 3 feet tall, was removed from the sculpture.

The “Three Tenors” piece by artist Ric Leichliter installed near the Root Bridge, where North Tower Boulevard meets Stadium Drive, depicts three black and red roosters made of steel. The smallest rooster standing about 3 feet tall was removed.

The sculptures were among the new pieces installed on campus last summer for the 12th annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition.

Midwest Sculpture Initiative, the curator of the exhibit, is offering a $250 reward for information leading to the recovery of the missing pieces.

Anyone with information about the missing artwork, which is valued at $2,283, is asked to call campus police at 419.530.2601. Tips also can be made anonymously on the UT Police Department’s website at

One of the roosters from Ric Leichliter’s “Three Tenors” is gone. The sculpture sits near the Root Bridge.

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