IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – A tipster led Irving police to a stolen eagle statue taken from the Campion Trial last week.
According to a tweet from the department, the wooden carving is “damaged beyond repair” but its creator — Rob Banda — has offered to make a new one.
Investigators said the eagle, valued at $1,200 was taken sometime between Aug. 24 and Aug. 26.
The custom carved wooden statue was found at a man’s home among several stolen City of Irving street signs.
Police credit the intense public interest in the case and social media drum beat with the eagle’s retrieval.
There was no public comment about who stole the eagle, or what if any charges they face.