Northern California authorities say that part of a giant hammer stolen last year has been returned.
The Press Democrat in Santa Rosa reports that a local attorney told Healdsburg police Thursday that someone had left the hammerhead portion on Sonoma County property owned by a client.
Santa Rosa attorney Izaak Schwaiger said his client wished to remain anonymous but asked him to “mediate the artwork’s return.”
The hammerhead weighs more than 200 pounds and is 6 feet tall. It disappeared in October.
Artist Doug Unkrey says the head needs refurbishing. He also needs the return of the 21-foot long redwood handle, or make a new one. The entire piece weighed about 800 pounds.
The art is valued at $15,000.
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