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"Daisy" the stolen horse statue found in Alpine

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ALPINE (CBS 8) - A horse statue stolen from a front yard in Alpine is back home with its owner.

The $650 bronze and copper decorative horse was found on a dirt road near the 700 block of South Glen Oaks Road in Alpine just after 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.

A driver passing by saw the horse on the road and called the Alpine Sheriff's Station after recognizing the horse from a community safety bulletin.

"Daisy," as her owners call her, has a few dents, but is not damaged. There are no surveillance cameras in the area. It's not clear who left "Daisy" on the road, but she was dusted for prints before being returned to her happy owner.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information on who stole "Daisy" is urged to call the Alpine Sheriff's Station at (619) 659-2600.

This is an update to the story. Previous story below.

ALPINE (CBS 8) - It's been a neighborhood fixture for months, but now an Alpine woman's beloved horse statue is missing.

The homeowner says someone rode off with the decorative animal sometime Saturday, August 8.

The Sheriff's Department Alpine substation is now searching for the person who stole a copper horse out of Lisa Seitrich's yard - a horse that has more value to its owner than it would to the thief.

On the way to the movies with friends Saturday evening, Seitrich thought her friends were playing a joke on her.

“They pulled in and said ‘hey where is your horse?’ I thought oh they are just playing. I said ‘you know it's out there,’” said Seitrich.

But her 30 pound copper horse, named Daisy, was missing.

“Five o’clock on a Saturday! And we were home, it was really brazen,” explained Seitrich.

Her neighbors adored the $650 yard ornament, a birthday present that shined at night with a solar light.

Seitrich's husband bought the horse at the Del Mar Garden Show.

“It was a surprise, but it's a bigger surprise now that it is gone,” said Seitrich.

The only horse of its kind for sale - so he sent a message to the thief, hoping they would bring it back.

The Seitrich’s reported it to the sheriff's office. But who would steal it?

“A lot of different people. It could be from somebody who uses drugs that want to steal this item and sell it and buy more drugs,” said Lt. Mario Zermeno with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Still not worth much at a metal recycler. The price of copper is down and Seitrich just hopes someone will see this isn't a horse you can ride and one that had more value to her than a thief.

If you have any information about the stolen copper horse call the sheriff's department at 619-659-2600.

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