$30,000 worth of stolen sculptures from LR Riverfront Park are returned
LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The $30,000 worth of sculptures that were stolen from Riverfront Park were mysteriously returned Sunday morning.A couple found the sculptures in a black garbage bag inside of the Little Rock Vogel Schwartz Sculpture Garden at Riverfront Park.The Sizzling sisters, First Glance, and Conversation with Myself were all donated to the sculpture garden.According to Dean Kumpuris is a board member for the River Market District Design Review Committee. Kumpuris said Little Rock is one of the only mid-sized cities that have almost $3 million worth of artwork."People would say I can't believe this is the nicest area in Little Rock and someone would come and vandalize it," Kumpuris said. "You don't have many cities of 200,000 people that have two or three million dollars worth of art work."Little Rock Police is in the process of reviewing surveillance tape. The city still plans on increasing security."We use to have one camera down here, now we are going to have three cameras and we are going to light it up so it looks like Christmas down here all the time," Kumpuris said.Although the sculptures are returned, whoever stole the sculptures still faces legal repercussions."As far as I'm concerned it's forgiven and lets move on with life." Kumpuris said.The sculptures will be able to be fully repaired and put back into the garden.