Houston sculptor Bob Pack’s “The Guardian,” a realistic statue of a police officer and a boy has stood in front of the Sugar Land police department building since 1996, but, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle, a copy of the piece appeared in front of the police department in Pearland, another Houston suburb, in 2010. True, the boy was carrying a backpack instead of a book, but otherwise the second statue, made by Matt Glen’s Big Statures of Provo, Utah, is identical, apparently made from photographs of Pack’s original piece sent to Glenn by City of Pearland officials! Lawsuit pending.
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