Local Ohio police are on the lookout for the person (or persons) that beheaded the statue of former US President James Garfield this weekend in Hiram.
The sandstone statue dates back to 1914 and was recently placed in front of the new Hiram College Garfield Institute for Public Leadership building. It is unknown whether the head could be put back on the Garfield if it is found.
Garfield was a student of the college from 1851 to 1853 when it was still known as the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute. Later, he served as principal of the school, teaching Greek, Latin, mathematics and geology. He left the college in 1861 to serve in the Civil War were he became a US General. He had the second shortest tenure as a US President (6 months and 15 days). He was shot 4 months into his presidency and died from the wound 2 months later.
Fearing the potential of "copy cat" crimes, local Pennsylvania police are standing by with loaded weapons.