08. September 2010 · Comments Off on And It’s Back … · Categories: News

I blogged about a missing statue. Now I can blog that it’s been returned.

You can rest easy now.

n a bizarre exchange fit for the climax of a great crime caper, San Jose’s 200-pound missing “Giselle” statue returned from hiding Tuesday afternoon.

Yet the mystery of who took it only deepened.

Attorney Anthony Pagkas took the lead role in its return, playing middleman, toting the statue draped beneath a brown plastic tarp on a hand cart to a leafy alley between Third and Second streets downtown.

At precisely 3:47 p.m., a team of San Jose police detectives took possession of the bronze ballerina torso that was reported stolen about two weeks ago. Its return was apparently sparked by a front-page story last week in the Mercury News.

“When someone wants to do the right thing, they just want to do it and be anonymous,” said Pagkas, who arranged the handoff on behalf of an understandably anonymous client.


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