07-26-2005, 07:09 AM #1Former Member
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Betty Boop loses head
Her ebony hair perfectly parted and saucer-like eyes perpetually staring, the life-size Betty Boop statue became a local landmark on the city's Shore Drive. But Sunday morning, a patron discovered the $1,600 figure a block away from its home in front of Cool & Eclectic Furniture and Fashion without its head. Six days later, the head remained missing.
"Without it, she's nothing," said store owner Larry Estes, who filed a police report Friday.
Estes collected Boop's body and placed it in a storeroom. Then he began searching up and down Shore Drive.
He is offering a free store item to anyone who comes forward with Boop's head.
"She's made a lot of people smile," he said of the mascot. "Who would do this?"