FHU Lion Stolen, Dumped in a Pool in Pinson

7 Eyewitness News Staff

PINSON, Tenn. – Investigators have found a bronze lion in the bottom of a pool in Pinson. Now, officials are trying to determine who dumped the lion.

According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, the lion was found Friday morning at Woodland Hills Golf and Country Club. The statue, which weighs several hundred pounds, was pulled out of the pool by employees and deputies removed the lion from the location.

After a thorough investigation, authorities said they were able to determine that the lion had been taken from Freed-Hardeman University where it was in storage.

School officials said that the lion was donated as part of a pair about five years ago. The pair appraised for approximately $15,000.

If you know who stole the lion or dumped it in the pool, you are asked to call the Madison County Sheriff’s Department at 731.423.6000


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