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Two years after a car drove through a fence surrounding the site of Joe Shuster’s former home in Cleveland, it’s happened again.
The Plain Dealer reports that a 41-year-old Cleveland man has been charged with drunken driving, leaving the scene of an accident and driving without a license after he allegedly drove off the street late Wednesday afternoon and plowed through the wooden fence. While a portion of the fence and seven large metal plates reprinting the first Superman story are missing, it’s unknown whether those plates are destroyed or were merely removed until repairs can be made.
The plates were installed in 2009 by the Glenville Development Corporation and the Siegel and Shuster Society. Shuster and Jerry Siegel were teenagers living in Cleveland’s Glenville neighborhood when they created Superman in 1933.
The last person to drive through the fence was believed to be a neighbor, who promised to pay the estimated $2,600 to replace the seven plates he destroyed.