GLOBAL ONE (G1) – A mysterious and bizarre theft in Northern California has authorities and residents baffled.
An 800-pound hammer sculpture — vanished.
The massive tool was on display in front of a community center in a town about an hour north of San Francisco and was swiped sometime over the weekend.
The wooden handle is 21-feet-long and the hammerhead is 6-feet-tall.
It’s made of steel and other heavy materials.
Reportedly, there were skid marks across the parking lot suggesting it was dragged, and then perhaps hoisted onto a truck using a crane or a large group picked it up.
Authorities at first thought it could be a high school prank, but a check with area schools turned up nothing.
The massive hammer had become a photo opp for folks since it was placed there in May.
It’s reportedly worth about $15,000.
A $1,000 reward has been offered for anyone who can give police the tools to solve the case.