Friday, December 7, 2007

High Cotton's Stolen Art Work Returned

Some more interesting news. You can find the full story here.


A piece of art work stolen from High Cotton restaurant was found just inside the door of the restaurant wrapped in a blanket on Friday morning.

Employees at High Cotton said they found the piece inside the revolving door of the restaurant at about 8:15 a.m.

Police said that the piece of art was stolen in broad daylight during business hours last Monday.

The theft was reported when an employee of the restaurant noticed a blank spot on the wall. The piece, called Triangle With Bows, was created by local artist Jamie Davis. It is valued at more than $2,000.

Patrick Emerson, with Maverick Southern Kitchens, said, "I'm surprised that somebody decided they were going to take it. In fact, the piece was pretty well screwed into the wall so it must have taken some effort to take it off."

The employees who found the piece said that it did not appear to have been damaged.

High Cotton General Manager Kirk Watkins said, "Probably with all the media that's going on with it -- it's been on the news -- I'm sure somebody got a little nervous and somehow returned it in the middle of the night."

Police had been reviewing surveillance camera tapes to see if the theft was caught on camera. They will also review surveillance tapes from overnight Thursday and Friday morning to see if the return of the stolen piece was recorded.


They felt bad? Just wanted a closer look? Borrowed it for a school project? Who knows. At least it is back with its owner. Any clues here? Post a comment!