CODA star Troy Kotsur’s jeep was stolen with his Oscar inside before police tracked it down

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CODA star Troy Kotsur’s jeep was stolen with his Oscar in it before police tracked him down hours later with the two guys who stole it AND the trophy was still inside

  • Police said two boys stole Kotsur’s jeep from the city of Mesa on Saturday. in Arizona
  • Later they said they could have tracked down the boys and the vehicle
  • Everything that was in the jeep at the time was still there when it was found
  • Kotsur wrote in a now-deleted tweet that his Academy Award for CODA was in it
  • He thanked the police and the city of Mesa – his hometown – for finding his Jeep
  • Kotsur received the key to the city on Thursday for his Oscar victory

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Troy Kotsur, who made history as the first deaf man to win an Academy Award, has recovered his jeep and Oscar after they were both stolen in Mesa, Arizona.

Police have tracked down those responsible after the vehicle and its valuable cargo were stolen on Saturday, ending a whirlwind week for the ‘CODA’ star, which also saw him hand over the key to the city of Mesa – his hometown – on Thursday.

Investigators said two boys stole Kotsur’s SUV, but officers were able to locate and arrest him. The couple was found inside. According to the police, everything in the jeep was still there when the vehicle was found.

Pictured: Troy Kotsur, who made history as the first deaf man to win an Academy Award

Troy Kotsur (pictured at an Arizona Jeep dealership in Arpil) got his Jeep and Oscar back after they were both stolen in Mesa, Arizona.

Troy Kotsur (pictured at an Arizona Jeep dealership in Arpil) got his Jeep and Oscar back after they were both stolen in Mesa, Arizona.

Troy Kotsur, who made history as the first deaf man to win an Academy Award, has recovered his jeep and Oscar after they were both stolen in Mesa, Arizona.

Pictured: Troy Kotsur, left, receives the key to the city of Mesa Mayor John Giles, on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in Mesa, Arizona

Pictured: Troy Kotsur, left, receives the key to the city of Mesa Mayor John Giles, on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in Mesa, Arizona

Pictured: Troy Kotsur, left, receives the key to the city of Mesa Mayor John Giles, on Thursday, August 11, 2022 in Mesa, Arizona

Kotsur, who won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in March, said in a now-deleted Tweet that his Academy Award had been in the Jeep when it was stolen.

‘A small child stole my jeep while I did’ [sic] Oscar in my Jeep,” Kotsur wrote in the tweet. “The city of Mesa, Az also found my Jeep and Oscar award! Thank you!’

Police said the boys admitted to the crime, according to Phoenix’s 12 News. Their case will now be heard by a juvenile court, the news channel reported.

Their identities will not be released because they are minors.

The two youths admitted to the theft and are suspected of theft of means of transport. They were returned to the custody of the Maricopa County Juvenile Court System,” a representative of the Mesa PD told me. Hollywood reporter.

‘Mr. Kotsur had his vehicle returned to him to include all the property that was in it,” the statement added.

The drama came after the city of Mesa announced on Thursday that Kotsur had received the key to the city for its historic Oscar win.

Photos from the ceremony showed him beaming as he was handed the symbolic key, mounted on a wooden plaque, from Mesa Mayor John Giles.

“It is such a special honor to receive the key to the city of Mesa, the place where I was born and raised, and which I will always consider my home,” Kotsur said at a ceremony.

Mayor Giles called Kotsur a “remarkable example of dedication and commitment.”

Kotsur won just about every major acting award for his role as Frank Rossi – a father and fisherman from Massachusetts – in “CODA.” He still lives in Mesa and screamed out of town in his Oscars acceptance speech.

Kotsur has won just about every major acting award for his role as a father and fisherman in 'CODA.'  He still lives in Mesa and shouted out of town in his Oscars acceptance speech

Kotsur has won just about every major acting award for his role as a father and fisherman in 'CODA.'  He still lives in Mesa and shouted out of town in his Oscars acceptance speech

Kotsur has won just about every major acting award for his role as a father and fisherman in ‘CODA.’ He still lives in Mesa and shouted out of town in his Oscars acceptance speech

Kotsur’s family has deep roots in the city. His father was the police chief. One of his two brothers is a deputy fire chief. His grandfather was also a police officer.

For his next project, the actor will play the coach of a California School for the Deaf soccer team for a Disney+ series.

Kotsur becomes executive producer.

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