Surfer's Head Missing From Hermosa Beach
Tim Kelly bronze.
No, it's not a case of extreme localism. Rather, a head belonging to a statue of famed Hermosa Beach surfer Tim Kelly, who died in a car accident in 1964, has recently gone missing. A city historian recently discovered that the top was gone after checking on the statue in city storage, according to the Daily Breeze newspaper.
Historian Rick Koenig wants the head back and suspects some young prankster is at work. Luckily, a bronze replica of the statue -- the original is fiberglass -- was installed at the Hermosa Beach Pier several years ago.
Koenig doesn't think the head burglary is related to the recent theft of a bronze bust of surfter George Freeth from the Redondo Beach Pier. He just wants the noggin back. Anyone with information about the piece was asked to call 310-318-1403.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.
- Why Is L.A. Such a Sad Place for Valentine's Day?
- L.A.'s Top Tech Guru Is Preparing for the Bubble to Burst
- 7 New Czars We Should Hire Right Now to Whip L.A. Into Shape