By KIM WILMATH, Alligator Staff Writer
Twenty-five years ago, a now-infamous man named Edgar was left with a naked scalp, vowing to get revenge.
On Sunday morning, members of UF's chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity discovered the face of their lion statue smashed, a sin they suspect Edgar of committing, said Sam Warfield, president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.
In 1982, repainting the lion statue outside the house at 2 Fraternity Row was punishable by razor, Warfield said.
He said Edgar - a man with no known last name - and his girlfriend sullied the stone cat anyway, and members of the fraternity shaved the offenders' heads against their will.
The members probably tied them down to complete the trim, Warfield said.
Edgar was not a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, known as SAE, Warfield added.
The fraternity planned on taking its Christmas picture in front of the lion.
However, Warfield said it would have to wait until the head is repaired.
He said several SAE alumni have told the present chapter they've seen Edgar around UF's campus recently.
The alumni also said to watch out for him.
"It's always been a folklore rumor," Warfield said. "And I've seen stranger things be true than that."
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