Remorseful man returns statue’s stolen sword after 40 years

WESTFIELD, Massachusetts (AP) — A veteran returned a sword he stole from a statue of a Revolutionary War general 40 years ago, telling the head of the Massachusetts town’s historical commission that he regretted taking it.

Cindy P Gaylord, the chair of Westfield’s Historical Commission, said a man contacted the city hall saying he had the sword stolen from the town’s statue of Geneneral William Shepard in 1980, the Springfield Republican reported last Sunday.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin