A life-size bronze sculpture of Ronald Reagan was recently molested in California’s Newport Beach park by mysterious “vandals” who lassoed and hitched Reagan to a pick up truck, but were thwarted mid-tow, as the rope slipped off. Confounded authorities speculate it was the skyrocketing prices of metal that motivated the crew to steal and pawn the dead prez.

Others site the fact that the political monument wasn’t welcome in a public park in the first place. Thar he leans, like a hilly photo meme, smiling broadly, hanging midway, seemingly baiting passerby with a OCD and a heavy boot to align him on way or the other.

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