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February 12, 2011
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Video: Detroit needs a statue of Robocop?

$12,132 of the necessary $50,000 has been raised

By PoliceOne Staff

DETROIT — A group in Detroit is seeking to raise $50,000 to erect a statue of Robocop in the city where the movie was filmed. It all started for this tweet to the city’s mayor:

@mayordavebing Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky & Robocop would kick Rocky’s butt. He’s a GREAT ambassador for Detroit.

The mayor responded with:

@MT There are not any plans to erect a statue to Robocop. Thank you for the suggestion.

A website dedicated to creating the Robocop statue has gone viral in the city and $12,132 of the necessary $50,000 has been raised. According to the site, they have 43 more days to reach the goal. If you're a huge Robocop fan and you want to donate, you can do it here.

“The internet went haywire over the idea. Detroiter John Leonard started a Facebook group called Build a statue of RoboCop in Detroit and galvanized an effort to bring Robo to life. Now, teaming up with friends and doers from around the city, region, country, and world, we're making use of newfangled internet fundraising tools and social networks to can bring this vision to reality.”

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