Oscar-Winning Deaf Actor Troy Kotsur Recovers Trophy Post Jeep Theft, Thanks Police!

‘Koda’ actor Troy Kotsur wins Oscar trophy after Jeep stolen, thanks cops (Photo Credits-Instagram)

American actor Troy Kotsur, who became the first deaf actor to win an Academy Award for his performance in the coming-of-age comedy-drama Koda, nearly lost his Oscar trophy and Jeep in a theft.

The actor was being honored by his hometown of Mesa in Arizona. He told on his Twitter account that a car thief got into his jeep and left. As Deadline reports, he was to be honored for his achievement in becoming the first primarily deaf actor to win an Oscar, so he brought the trophy with him to the ceremony.

Troy Kotsur initially said on Twitter that “a little kid” was behind the crime. According to Deadline, city police managed to track down the jeep while the prize is still inside. Kotsur posed for a picture with the police, thanking them for their efforts. He comes from a police family, many of whose relatives have worked for law enforcement.

Troy Kotsur received his Best Actor in a Supporting Role Oscar For his work as a father and fisherman in Koda. He still lives in Mesa and mentioned the city in his Oscar acceptance speech.

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