Annapolis police were looking yesterday for a man who stole a $2,100 bronze horse from a well-known city art gallery.
The thief was the only person in the McBride Gallery on Main Street at 7 p.m. Thursday and was "walking around in a manner that [the owner] wouldn't see him," according to the police report.
After he slipped out, gallery owner Cynthia McBride immediately noticed that the 12-inch statue of a horse by artist Sandy Scott was missing from the front room.
Judy Brick, a manager at the gallery, said thefts are rare and losing the horse felt a bit like losing a member of the family.
The artist could not be reached for comment.