October 24, 2011

The Mystery Of The Missing Milk Plaque Continues

San Francisco, California: Last weekend District 8 Supervisor Scott Wiener was notified that the brass plaque commemorating Supervisor Harvey Milk’s life, that was prominently affixed  to the huge support column in Harvey Milk Plaza, at the entrance to the Castro Street Muni Station, was removed and stolen.

This big heavy plaque was bolted into cement. SFPD Seargeant Michael Andraychak estimated that the plaques was worth $10,000.00

Supervisor Wiener is hoping that the plaque is returned. The San Francisco Chronicle reported:


Wiener discounted the likelihood that the theft was an antigay gesture, noting that photos of Milk next the plaque weren't touched.

If police don't recover the plaque, Wiener said, the neighborhood will "make lemonade out of a lemon" and look into improving the plaza with murals and artwork.

But he's holding out hope for the plaque's return.

"There have been situations where items are stolen and people don't realize the cultural and political value of the item and then they have a change of heart and return it," Wiener said. "I'm the eternal optimist."

If you or someone you know has any information, please contact SFPD’s anonymous tip line at 415-575-4444 or text message your tip to TIP411.


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