VERONA - Just down the road from the Turning Stone Resort and Casino stands a landmark many would recognize, “Lucky the Bull”. Lucky was one of the only items which made it out of the 2016 fire at the former Stampede Steakhouse.
According to the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, around 10:45 a.m. five men were trying to steal the bull.
“The men were told by a former owner that they could have and remove the bull,” said Sheriff Rob Maciol. “While they were attempting to remove the bull the current owner arrived and a verbal dispute ensued.”
The five men were arrested and released on appearance tickets.
Roger N. Fisher, 77, of Albion, NY
Andrew C. Green, 33, of Redfield, NY
David A. Ott, 71, of Victor, NY
Stephen R. Smith, 43, of Knowlesville, NY
Stephen T. Smith, 67, of Knowlesville, NY
The current owner of the bull was not willing to go on camera but told WKTV he could not believe what he saw when he arrived. He also said by the time he arrived the men had already cut the steel anchors off of Lucky and were about to load him on their trailer.
As we learn more on this story we will pass the information along via WKTV.com.
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