Wichita Police announced that they had security footage of a silver truck driving off with the Robinson statue from McAdams Park after two men were seen sawing the statue at the ankles Thursday. The feet were all that remained on the podium following the crime, which Wichita Council member Brandon Johnson referred to as a “disgusting act.”
The feet have since been removed from the platform, and city residents have laid flowers at the site. Robinson’s statue stood under its namesake pavilion near the League 42 Baseball fields.
A group of people gathered at the Jackie Robinson pavilion at McAdams Park in Wichita, Kan. on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024. A bronze statue of baseball legend Jackie Robinson