Sculpture stolen from Tucson artist

Sculpture stolen from Tucson artist

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - It wasn't ghosts or ghouls that scared north side sculptor Al Glann this Halloween. Instead, he was in for a fright when he arrived to work at Metal Arts Village Friday morning and discovered one of his statues was gone.

Glann first thought it was a Halloween prank, he said. But after asking around, he quickly realized that was not the case. All that is left is an empty base at the metal works site, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd. near East Fort Lowell Road.

The piece of art went missing sometime late Thursday night or early Friday morning, Glann said. It is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 80 pounds.
Glann has been at this location for six years and has never had a problem, he said.

He believes whoever took the piece of art thought the metal was worth a lot but it is just steel, so if the thieves take it into a scrap metal recycling center they will only get a few dollars for it.

"It's gone, I know. I mean you make them and you love them and after four or five years you are still looking at it and think this is still a really good piece versus it's just OK," he said. "The piece is really close to your heart because it was a strong piece and it worked well."

Glann said he just wants his sculpture back.

Anyone with information about the sculpture's whereabouts should call the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

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