Man Finds His Own Stolen Art at a Flea Market

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

A photographer who discovered some of his work stolen has taken the matter into his own hands.

Last Thursday Brad Williams opened up his storage unit. "Everything was gone. I knew exactly how I left it last time I was down there," Williams said

Williams called police after 18 framed pieces and one tent was stolen. Williams decided to do a little investigating himself. He went to a flea market where he found one of his stolen photos.

"It was almost more shocking than opening the garage door and seeing everything gone. It was just like, I couldn't believe everything was gone, but I couldn't believe there was one right out there in the open for everyone to see," Williams said.

The vendor said he was selling it for a friend and gave Williams the name. He passed that name on to police. As of today the report still hadn't been processed or assigned to an investigator. "I figured, without knowing how the police work, that they would just run over there and ask him questions, but apparently it doesn't work the way I thought it did, or the way I want it to," Williams said.

In the meantime Williams is starting over with the pieces he has left. Williams says if you believe you bought one of his prints from a thief you can keep it. He just wants you to let him know where you got it.

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