Last Update: Thursday, February 26, 2004. 1:05pm (AEDT)
Men fined for removing bull's testicles
Four men have been fined $300 each in the Rockhampton Magistrates Court for removing testicles from a bull statue in the beef capital.
Police charged the men, all aged in their 20s, with wilful damage after they found the testicles in their car.
Police prosecutors say the men said they had taken the property for a bit of fun and had returned to the airport to replace them.
Rockhampton City Council's Tom Wyatt, says the city's bull statues are repeatedly subject to vandalism and ratepayers foot the bill.
"The vandals think it's quite a joke but when you talk about taking those testes off the structure, they not only destroy the testes, they destroy the substructure as well of the statues and sometimes that's a costly exercise to repair," he said.