A Tustin woman told police the nearly 5-foot statue taken from Our Lady Queen of Angels turned up in her yard, according to Newport Beach police Lt. Craig Fox.
The statue by Mexican artist Victor Salmones was valued at $30,000, police said.
The woman, who police did not name, told police she noticed it when she came home after being away for the weekend and had some suspicions about it, Fox said. She called police this morning after seeing a photograph of it in a newspaper, Fox said. [article]
After she saw an article she called police? I guess up to that point she just put it off to benevolent five foot bronze sculpture of Mary front lawn droppers.