Lion Statue Stolen from Cheektowaga Barber Shop

September 19, 2011 Updated Sep 19, 2011 at 6:38 PM EDT

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September 19, 2011 Updated Sep 19, 2011 at 6:38 PM EDT

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY (WKBW) - Five stoic lion statues used to adorn the outside of Gary Bulinski's Cheektowaga barber shop.

The 425-pound statues were quite expensive, which is one of the reason Gary is upset that one went missing.

"My father-in-law called me and said one was missing...so I called the police and filed a report," Gary told Eyewitness News.

The lions, which are a 'mane' attraction at the shop and a real source of 'pride' for Gary, were a gift from his wife.

"I'm a Leo, by birthday is in July...so my wife bought surprised me with them."

Though he can't figure out how or why someone would make-off with a 425-pound lion statue, Gary says he's willing to offer a reward, no questions asked for whoever returns it.

"I'm doing a $100 reward and ten free haircuts. I don't want to press any charges, I'd just like it back," said Gary.

Anyone with information can contact Cheektowaga Police.