Sharp-eyed pawn shop owner returns stolen statue

That's what Texas City police want to know...and they want their statue back!
April 24, 2014 9:01:54 AM PDT
Thieves yanked a beloved baseball statue right out of the ground from a park in Texas City, but now it's on its way back home. And police are giving ABC-13 part of the credit for its return.

The $4,000 statue was swiped from Godard Park in Texas City in mid-April. On Tuesday, a pawn shop owner in Clear Lake called police to say he had the stolen property in his shop and wanted to return it to Texas City.

Steve Hoyland, owner of EZ Cash and Pawn Shop, said he recognized the 200 pound bronze baseball statue from Deborah Wrigley's report on Eyewitness News.

The statue, made possible with private donations and public money, has stood in Godard Park for 15 years.

The statue has been recovered and is now in the possession of a metal shop for repairs.

No suspects have been charged in the case.