“CODA” actor Troy Kotsur’s Jeep, with his Oscar inside, was stolen over the weekend while he was visiting his hometown of Mesa, Arizona, police said.
The Mesa Police Department said in a statement that Kotsur’s Jeep was stolen Saturday and recovered later that night.
“Once Mr. Kotsur notified the department of the theft, officers began their investigation and through investigative techniques, located the vehicle with two minor suspects inside,” police said.
The minors admitted to stealing the Jeep and were charged with theft of conveyance. They have not been identified due to their age.
The vehicle was returned with everything inside, police said.
Kotsur, 54, became the first deaf man to win an Oscar when he won Best Supporting Actor in March for his role in ‘CODA’.
The actor tweeted, “A little kid stole my Jeep when I had an Oscar in my Jeep. The town of Mesa, Arizona also found my Jeep and my Oscar! Thank you!” TODAY reported. The tweet has since been deleted.
He was in Mesa to be honored for his historic victory.
In “CODA”, Kotsur plays a deaf fisherman whose daughter aspires to be a musician.
Marlee Matlin, who plays Kotsur’s wife in ‘CODA,’ was the first deaf actress to win an Oscar when she won Best Actress for her role in the 1986 film ‘Children of a Lesser God’ .
“CODA,” nearly half of which is in American Sign Language, also won the Best Picture Oscar.