ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – A man who police say stole a statue from a New Mexico museum and sold it for scrap is out of jail less than 24 hours after his arrest.
Silva was booked into MDC on Wednesday afternoon after a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Albuquerque police say he stole “Sparky” the dog from the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History earlier this month.
He then sold it to a recycling company in the South Valley for $50. The company returned the $12,000 statue to APD and gave them Silva’s information.
Sparky was returned to the museum last week.
Silva is charged with fraud and receiving stolen property.