Flying saucer found smashed to bits in Roswell, suspect in custody

Authorities found a flying saucer smashed to pieces on the side of the road near Roswell, N.M.

No, this isn’t 1947, and the government isn’t likely to claim it was merely a weather balloon.

The craft cops found earlier this month was the remains of a decorative spaceship previously displayed at the International UFO Museum and Research Center. But three people had grabbed the disc-shaped spaceship on March 19, loaded it into the back of a pickup truck and took off.

Police, however, had surveillance tape of the theft and someone recognized the pickup truck used in the getaway, according to a Facebook post from the Roswell Police Department.

That led officers to arrest a 17-year-old boy in the case on Saturday. The teen was booked into the Chaves County Juvenile Detention Center. He has not given information about why he may have taken the spaceship.

Authorities are still seeking the other two suspects.