SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) — There's been a fairytale ending to a story News 8 reported on last month.
A Humpty Dumpty-themed art piece stolen from the San Diego County Fair on June 23 has been recovered.
And while it didn't "take a big fall," it did take a big trip to the swap meet.
That's where a good Samaritan recognized the bronze sculpture and bought it.
The piece was re-united with artist Paul Lotz on Wednesday at a local art gallery.
Lotz says he's happy humpty is home.
"It renewed my faith in people, that it was returned," he said. "Whoever did take it - I don't know - but still shame on you, but he came back. So I'm happy."
Lotz says he spent months creating the piece and estimates it's worth thousands.