A naked statue of Donald Trump that stood over a section of the Wynwood neighborhood for nearly a week was stolen Thursday - and now, police have named a "person of interest" in the case.
Police think 36-year-old Pedro Rodriguez was involved in the early morning theft, officials said. The vehicle used in the crime - a 2013 gray Ford F-150 truck with the tag number CMW-M58 - is registered to Rodriguez.
One of five statues created by a Cleveland man showing the GOP Presidential nominee with no clothes on had been at a display near Northwest 2nd Avenue and 23rd Street. It was moved there after first appearing on top of a billboard just blocks away before police asked it to be moved over safety concerns.
A skateboarder who was nearby said he witnessed the theft.
"I was like, 'let me go save Donald,'" Angel Pino said. "He just pulled it and ran, so I just ran after him and said 'stop, stop!'"
Pino said the group of thieves took off but he was able to get a picture of their license plate.
The statues began appearing last month in places such as Los Angeles, Seattle and New York City – which was the first location of the one that later appeared in South Florida.
Anyone with information on where Rodriguez or the statue may be are asked to call Miami Police or CrimeStoppers at 305-471-TIPS.