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Popular downtown sculpture recovered


Last updated 1/8/2009 at Noon

(From left) Art in Public Places Chairman Jim Swan, sculptor Celou Bonnet and Fallbrook Village Association President Vince Ross gratefully accept the recovered sculpture from Deputy Mark Cahill and Detective Dan Laibach at the Fallbrook Sheriff

“Bonjour,” the bronze sculpture of a boy with a rabbit, had been missing for five months when it was discovered hidden not too far from downtown Fallbrook. It was stolen from Village Square last July, one of three local statues stolen last year.

There had been no sign of it until the Saturday before Christmas, December 20, when Fepuloni Feinga was out looking for golf balls in the empty field adjacent to his home on Morro Road. (He and his children practice their swings by hitting the balls out into the field.)

Searching under the dump truck he keeps parked at the edge of the field, F...

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