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Thieves return stolen Superman sign

Published 04/05/2011 | 04:38

Tracey Kirksey is overjoyed as the plaque honouring the creators of Superman is returned in Glenville, Ohio (AP)
Tracey Kirksey is overjoyed as the plaque honouring the creators of Superman is returned in Glenville, Ohio (AP)

Thieves have returned a historical plaque that stood near the Cleveland house where two high school classmates created the Superman character in 1933.

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The undamaged plaque was left outside a fire station and found by police, the executive director of the Glenville neighbourhood's development corporation Tracey Kirksey said.

The aluminium plaque, which honours Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, was removed from the top of a pole by thieves using a saw last month.

Ms Kirksey suspects thieves thought it was bronze and planned to sell it as scrap metal. She says it will be stored until it can be remounted.

The city installed the plaque eight years ago, on the 65th anniversary of the 1938 release of Action Comics No. 1, in which Superman made his debut.

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