Public's help sought in finding 'Greenman' statue stolen from Fallbrook home

Posted at 12:00 PM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-03 07:55:11-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diego sheriff's officials are asking for the public's help in finding whoever stole a statue known as "Greenman" from a Fallbrook home.

Sheriff's officials said the theft happened between Sept. 6 and Sept. 29. The statue -- a three-foot tall hollow ceramic figure that weighs between 30 to 40 pounds -- was in the front yard of the home when it was taken.

According to officials, the "Greenman" is valued at $3,500.

Larry Miller, the owner and creator of the statue, said the piece had been atop a post at the top of his family's driveway for 15 years.

He described the statue: "My idea in producing this piece was each of us, at some time, finds ourselves improbably graceful. And like this rotund man, it gives us a wonderful feeling of freedom and accomplishment."

Miller told 10News the statue was stolen when the family was away on vacation.

Anyone with information on the statue or the person(s) involved in the theft are urged to contact the Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation at 760-451-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.