What Happened to the Decapitated Dragon Head?
Readers asked what happened to the ice sculpture dragon head that was stolen and retrieved by police on Feb. 12; here's the answer.
The dragon head from the Salem's So Sweet ice sculpture that was decapitated earlier this month has melted due to an electrical malfunction.
Two Salem men were arrested after stealing the head Feb. 12 and disobeying an officer who told them to put it back. Salem Patch received multiple inquiries about the whereabouts of the head, which police said they retrieved as evidence after the incident.
It turns out that head was in a freezer and was presumably in tact until sometime before yesterday.
At 8:48 a.m. Tuesday, an officer entered the evidence room at the Salem Police Department at 95 Margin St. to check what was left over from weekend activity, police said.
When the officer checked the refrigerator, police said she noticed the light was out. Then, she checked the freezer.
"The refrigerator must have stopped working sometime over the weekend because the ice sculpture head that was in the freezer was 75 percent melted," police said
Police said maintenance was called, and it was "determined that the plug must be bad." The city electrician was notified, and the fridge was plugged into another outlet.