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Thieves Sentenced For Stealing Giant Bronze Pig

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Two men convicted of stealing a bronze pig statue from a South Bay strip mall have learned their fate. Oren Hertz and Armando Cesena were sentenced Tuesday. Both will serve jail time - even though they returned the statue they admitted to stealing.

Thirty-four-year-old Hertz pleaded guilty to grand theft and receiving stolen property in connection with a stolen trailer parked on a woman's property.

Thirty-five-year-old Armando Cesena pleaded guilty to grand theft.

Hertz was sentenced to three years probation and 365 days in jail and was ordered to enter a residential drug treatment program when he gets out of custody. The judge also imposed, but suspended a prison term of five years and eight months for Hertz.

Cesena was sentenced to 270 days in jail and ordered to enter the drug treatment program upon release from custody.

The defendants were also ordered to pay $455 to reinstall the three-foot-tall pig in front of Miguel's Cantina, said Deputy District Attorney Michael Macneil.

Hertz and Cesena were caught on videotape April 5 stealing the bronze statue. They dropped the pig off in front of a library April 16 and turned themselves in four days later.

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