Motorists driving along West Main Street have no doubt noticed a large fork in front of the JEJ Tax Specialists and Westside Gold and Pawn location at the intersection with Johnson Street and wondered what it was about.
That unique landmark is gone today and the owner suspects foul play.
Glenn DeVecchis, the businesses owner, said he wants to know who stole the seven foot tall “fork in the road” over the past weekend and has offered a $100 reward for its return.
He said the solid steel fork has sentimental value to him. He thinks anyone who tries to sell it as scrap metal may have a difficult time since it is so unique and well known. It would, however, be a conversation starter in someone’s apartment, De Vecchis said.
The steel fork was discovered missing Monday morning. It was created by Lester Clark and was secured to a concrete pad with screws and was topped by a bolted-on metal plate and would have taken a lot of effort to steal.
Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of the giant steel fork is asked to call the Statesboro Police Department at 764-9911 or De Vecchis at 489-3618.