How's this for a sad story?
Shana Kay was passionate about reading. For that reason, her family decided to commemorate that love after her unexpected death in July 2005 with a bronze statue of a young girl on a bench reading a book. It was installed at her beloved local library.
But overnight Thursday, someone took the statue from the front entrance of Commack Public Library, 18 Commack Rd. It had been bolted and cemented into the ground and weighed as much as 300 pounds.
The suspicion is that it was stolen for scrap.
"It's unfathomable," said Jane Kay, Shana's mother, of Commack. "It's a sad commentary on humanity."