!http://www.charliechaplin.com/images/photos/0000/1578/chaplinstatuevevey_square.jpg?1272528209! Someone has stolen the cane from the bronze Chaplin figure on the lakeside in Vevey. The town will replace it. The statue is in memory of the creator of the Little Tramp who spent the last 25 years of his life in Corsier sur Vevey.
The cane disappeared between ten and fifteen days ago. And this is not the first time, explained Gerard Amoos, director of the town garden spaces.
In 1989 the town replaced the cane, and a little while later a diver found it in the lake and brought it back. Before “returning” it to its rightful bronze owner, the town is thinking of making a mould, in case this happens again.