White Fence Farm Owner Sad To Learn Fate Of Bronze Sheep Statue

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The owner of a popular restaurant in Lakewood called White Fence Farms was sorry to learn the fate of one of two bronze sheep statues stolen from his property earlier this month.

Lakewood police arrested Moises Rodriguez Fernandez Tuesday on felony theft charges.

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Moises Rodriguez Fernandez (credit: Lakewood Police Department)

The life-size bronze sheep raised suspicions when someone brought it to a metal recycling yard in Denver. Thieves broke through a fence and dragged two of the sheep across the lawn. Then they were apparently loaded into a waiting pickup parked on Jewell Street.

Charlie Wilson owns the restaurant.

“We had two sheep that were right on the other side of the pond by the ducks,” Wilson said. It was frustrating because those were the first bronze sculptures we had here on the property.”

The surviving statue shows how even concrete bases didn’t prevent the thieves from ripping them out of the ground.

“You could still see on the hoofs of the sheep there was still some cement and fresh dirt on the bottom,” Mike Rosen said.

Rosen owns Atlas Metal and Iron. He said he became suspicious when a man and woman came to his yard trying to sell the two sheep for scrap.

“If we’re going to buy this material then we’re going to take down all their information before we actually pay them,” Rosen said. “(I said) ‘we’re going to contact the police department and let them know.’ They weren’t comfortable with that at all.”

Cooperation between Rosen and Lakewood police has led to one arrest, but there’s bad news about the sheep.

“I found out they have some evidence that one of the sheep was cut up,” Wilson said. “So that’s kind of a gruesome thought, but the other one we’re not sure what happened to it.”

The bronze sheep were valued at up to $15,000 apiece. The sculptor is willing to make replacements and Wilson is very interested. It’s not clear if insurance will cover the loss.

White Fence Farms says it’s going to upgrade its security system with motion detection cameras to prevent more thefts.


    Another thieving beener,
    Its all these peasants know

  • mb

    something tells me he is illegal as hell

  • glenn beck

    Illegal Mexican I’ll bet

    • patmurphy1965

      Hey dumb-ass, this guy is from el Salvador!

      • HaroldJohanson

        Sorry! illegal el Salvadoran!

      • aandrews

        Among white Americans…sorry, Anglos (fairs fair), “Mexican” is code for Mestizos in general. In other words, same f-ing difference.

      • NoFear

        Mexico. El Salvador. Same Sh!t.

    • asd

      He is not even from Mexico. But I doubt you would care…

  • Tim

    Another example of why sweeping change is needed in the enforcement of our immigration laws. Mostly the existing laws need to be simply enforced.

  • Timbo

    60 lbs of Bronze……. $579.86
    92 Hours of Artists Labor……. $4,328
    Installing and securing artwork with cement…… $140

    Mugshot of angry tough guy busted mexican…… Priceless

    • Stephanie

      Seize the pickup truck used in the commission of the crime to pay restitution. Why should the victims of this crime be on the hook for the loss..

      • Patty Armanini

        Great Idea Stehanie make the little SOB ay with his truck and 10 years in the slammer

      • JRHowosso

        10 years at 30K per year something doesn’t sound right

      • Vera

        Truck was probably stolen to, or it is total junk without registation.

  • Joseph

    The media deliberately censors and covers up what’s really going on in this country. Any post that deals with Truth too close for comfort to the Multicultists is deleted. There is a whirlwind coming and it will sweep away the traitors and profiteers who plague us.

  • Lickerface

    This is just ba-ba-ba-ba-aaad.

  • Matt

    This is the problem with Mexican Illegals… they have no morals and they have zero respect for our laws and way of life.

    • Butterflysky15

      HE IS SALVADORIAN NOT MEXICAN! Just so quick to hate a Mexican are we?

      • Mac in NM

        Latino? Latina? No speak English. Breed mucho. Steal car. Sell drugs. Not Mexican. Whatever.

      • Detex

        dont worry, Mac in NM, know all the facts! Such creeps on this site sometimes!

    • Charlie Harper


      • Mac in NM

        Amen x 2.


    • Dooz

      Seriously? That describes half the population of American citizens.

  • OctoberOhio

    Kinda ignorant making this a Mexican problem. People are stealing metal here in Ohio too….and they’re aren’t many Mexican’s here! .imagine that!!

    • Bob C.

      I’d bet anything that, if I went through the police reports in Ohio, Mexican “immigrants” would be VERY well represented when it comes to cases of theft and robbery. Represented at multiple times of their share of the local population.

      Don’t be naive. They do the same thing in Mexico. Ask yourself, why is it so horrible that they all want to come here?

    • Mac in NM

      Ok. Then we will be delighted to send our Mexican illegal alien criminals from out here in the Southwest to Ohio so you won’t feel so deprived.

    • WagTheDog

      Who you foolin’? Ohio has as many Mexican illegals as anywhere else – they are EVERYWHERE! And the metal thefts across the country are almost wholly done by these same folks – not the blacks and not the whites. It’s their specialty – just another “gift” from Mexico and those Americans who think we should keep the borders open ‘cuz we “need” those folks or because it’s not nice to keep them out (another proof of liberal/progressive insanity). This whole mess will explode soon.

      • ihatelbj

        Find out who he is and burn down his house.

        Civil War 2.

    • John Harper

      You’ve obviously never been to Hamilton, OH, or Cincinnati. What are you talking about? There are tons of mexican illegal aliens in OH.

    • sickoffools

      kinda stupid on your part Ohio blowmouth, Illegals have ravaged your State. It is dumb bleeps like you who fight the border fence and laws stopping a third world class of people from a corrupt country who steal to get here in the first place. Social security admits 14 million fraudulent uses of these numbers and mostly by Illegals from Mexico. Why Is L.A. ,Vegas, Dallas such a dump lately….Illegals. glad your ignorance is exposed. Remember the 98 Atlanta Olympic games ?? INS did a 4 State sweep and 10,000 jobs were being filled by local blacks and whites. Ignorant jerk off !

    • Indyman

      You’re right Bob C. There are Mexicans all over Ohio. How about the 15 year Mexican that raped an 80 year old woman in Cincinnati? Butler county has an illegal immigrant task force. They are everywhere, and are everybody’s problem!!

    • Honest Kent

      “It is my occupation to be plain.”
      Take a closer look Oct.Ohio.
      The’re not just illegal, they are refugees escaping from a government that has been dysfunctional since its inception in 1810. Their mentality has not crystallized to the concept of a free market economy. Their world view is different form that of the northern European

    • Leah Kettering

      What part of Ohio do you live in? Go to the parks on the weekends and watch them all play soccer. As one kid saw them he said, “The place is swarmin’ with ’em.”

    • mcnertny

      Cant imagine what group that might be


    Are you a sanctuary city ohio?

    Didnt think so.Shut your mouth

    • sickoffools

      Good one Grizz, I’ve worked on the border and those recent Arizona fires were started as a diversionary by Mexicans. October fool should go down there to help clean up the National Parks, lands left with tons of garbage, buy cows which were slaughtered and lost by ranchers, help the numerous raped women (mainly hispanic) by their cultured men, replace shot dogs on ranches, ease the minds and fears of women who had their homes broken into and forced to feed these bums, give funeral services to dead border agents and ranchers. I truly hate stupid people like October Ohio fool.

  • Arty V

    La Raza! YEEEEeeeeee !

  • Snuggle Pugs

    VIVA La Raza…. You deserve all this America for being asleep .. WAKE UP NOW!

    One has to wonder what it will take before the radicals at LaRaza (inside and outside the WhiteHouse) and the corrupted entities that profit from the presence of illegal aliens that Americans will never, ever allow these anarchists to turn our country into a clone of the filthy, lawless, violent, and corrupt third world countries they and the illegal aliens left behind before invading our country.

    It is well past the time we purge this country of the 30+ million illegal aliens who reside, with impunity, in our country. Simultaneously, we must purge from office every and any elected/appointed official who aids and abets these illegal aliens and/or the corrupted, greedy employers who hire them.

    Our immigraton system is not broken! That is pure horsepucky! What is wrong is our failure to deport the millions of illegal alien squatters living here, working U.S.
    jobs, sucking our social systems dry! Enforce U.S. Immigration Law, Title 8.0 USC, in its entirety, and watch how our ecomomy improves!

    • The Sage Waitress

      The elite’s greed is self-consuming. There will be blood before they give in.

      • WagTheDog

        Pugs is right on, and so are you, Sage! I see us soon combining the 2nd American Revolution with the 2nd Mexican-American War. Lock and load.

  • newjerseybt

    This guy has an unhealthy interest in sheep.

  • ZOO

    Did you ever live somewhere bad enough that you said to yourself… “I can’t have anything” …? Well now, that’s just about anywhere except maybe ultra-upscale or gated communities. And guess who is living in those communities – the same people that enabled the invasion over our southern border. Start with George W. Bush, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and work your way down. Yes, just about anybody could have lifted those sheep; it’s just that now the odds are double or triple.

  • Turn off CBS

    Not going to bother posting on any CBS site as they censor heavily. If your post actually makes it it may only last an hour before being deleted. CBS is weak!

    • Chicago Ray

      That’s why we call em SEE BS…. they feed it and the idiots eat it… ;)

  • August

    It’s not stealing; he was just trying to make a better life for himself….

  • John

    If the metal shop owner SUSPECTED the sheep were stolen, how did the sheep get cut up and where are they? Why would the metal shop owner cut them up and melt them down IF she suspected they were stolen?

  • John

    If these thieves were illegal aliens, shame on the SHEEPLE of this country for NOT SECURING OUR BORDERS and charging the illegals with felonies, throwing them in jail for a few months and then busing them back to Mexico.

    How Mexico treats Its Illegals – USA should use Mexico’s Laws


  • Mark

    I would also advise the Police to use their rape kit on this one, bet he left some DNA behind.

    • Chicago Ray

      No doubt, these illegals rape and pillage anything and anyone they can

  • Goodgold

    I’m sure he’s a legal citizen, and has a drivers license and is fully insured! Absolutely. You can take that to the bank.

  • p-rick

    Really your honor I was just trying to help the sheep through the fence!

  • Hank Warren

    Illegal crime-wave during the US depression, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our rights:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama, vote for Ron Paul.
    (Last link of Banned Book):

    • Mr Planeman

      Hank, guns can be limited, the Second Amendment states: A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

      Seems to me, that if you aren’t part of a well regulated militia, you can have your access to guns limited.

      • Aaaaa

        No. The “well-regulated” militia part is the subordinate clause. It is subordinate to “the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The “regulation” mentioned in the 2nd Amendment refers to arms such as an army “regular” would carry.

        Applied to today, such would mean that the militia (IOW, adult citizens) should be able to “keep and bear” M16s and Beretta M9, and similar firearms.

    • Mr Planeman

      Also, as part of some criminal charges you aren’t allowed to own guns either, or are those felons also protected by your precious Second Amendment?

      • Aaaaa

        You bring up a gross injustice. Rather than force a felon in to punishment in perpetuity, let the punishment fit the crime, then let him get on with his life unimpeded.

      • Mr Planeman

        It should depend upon the crime, but I wouldn’t feel safe knowing that people with violent offenses on their record could get their hands on guns legally

  • jason

    Just another illegal immigrant making a living in America!

  • Frederick

    In Michigan all persons selling to metal recyclers must register with a governemtn ID & SSAN to sell. And the sellers get a 1099 if they sell over a certain amount. I’d recommend Ohio and other states having this metal theft problem begin the same procedures.

  • American Citizen

    The elites are laughing at us all. They have control of our money, they’re doing population control with Obamacare and they don’t care if they leave America a 4th world country. Then they put up a teleprompter dummy and Americans think they’re expressing proper displeasure, but the same scams continue.

    See Yuri Bezmenov on demoralization http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlpODYhnPEo

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