Vandals at Indiana University have gone fishing again.
A bronze fish that is part of the Bloomington campus's Showalter Fountain is missing just a year after it was replaced
following an absence of more than 20 years.
The fish was originally taken during the celebration of IU's 1987 NCAA basketball championship. A sculptor used photographs
of the iconic fountain to recreate the fish, and the university replaced it last August during a $57,000 fountain restoration.
IU art curator Sherry Rouse says she was notified Aug. 1 that the 400- to 600-pound fish was missing. She says the theft
shows the need for a security camera focused on the fountain.
IU still has the mold for the fish, but replacing the sculpture could cost thousands.