By Bret Bradigan
After its mysterious theft over New Year’s weekend, the “Early Bird Shopper” statue was found on a scenic perch high above the Ojai Valley.
The painted bronze statue was recovered on Sunday about 300 yards above the Shelf Road Trail after earlier being discovered by hikers John and Christine Burgess of Ojai. Officer Shawn Lindstrom, aided by the Burgesses and Scott Lowry and Jared Owens, lugged the 70-pound piece of art down from the ledge where an enterprising thief had glued it into place. The group then had to cover another