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‘Lois Lane’ Goes Missing in Worcester; Where’s Superman When You Need Him?

A street sign for Lois Lane in Worcester is missing and presumed stolen after it was taken down during sidewalk construction.

The sign, which has marked the short private street next to a business called That’s Entertainment for the past five years, has often been photographed by people charmed by the connection to Superman’s love interest in the comic books and movies, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

The owner of the business, which sells comic books and other items of pop culture, petitioned the city to change the name from Marmon Place, and he paid for the street sign, which not only spells out “Lane” in “Lois Lane” but also includes a red heart. It was put up December 28, 2012, according to the store owner.

The owner of the business, Paul Howley, is hoping the person who took it just wanted the scrap metal of the pole — or if the sign was also of interest, that the thief will have a change of heart and return it.

“We have contacted the City, and hope the sign will soon be restored to its former glory,” the store owner wrote on the store’s Facebook page. “… It’s sad to have a fun part of the Worcester landscape taken away.”

The sign has already beaten the over/under. According to the Telegram and Gazette, when it was put up in December 2012, the city department of public works street operations director told the store owner he didn’t think it would last three weeks.

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