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Man to be tried in theft of clown from Wichita park

 

August 28, 2016



WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man accused of stealing an iconic clown statue and other props from the former Joyland Amusement Park in Wichita will go to trial on theft charges, a judge ruled after a preliminary hearing in Sedgwick County.

Damian Mayes, 41, a convicted sex offender, is charged with four counts of felony theft after Louie the Clown and other memorabilia from the park were found at his home in February 2015.

For decades, nearly life-sized carved clown played an automated organ near Joyland's entrance, the Wichita Eagle reported.

Mayes, who once worked at the park and helped restor...



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