Bar owner Mike Pettey told the news outlet that just after midnight, someone told him, "I just saw Al [Capone] going down the sidewalk."
No, the infamous Chicago mob boss wasn't back from the criminal afterlife. What the patron saw was a life-size statue of the late gangster that Pettey purchased when he took over the bar nearly a decade ago. The bar, according to its website, has been around since 1905 and was a hot spot for mobsters including Capone and Bugsy Siegel, a major figure in the development of the famed Las Vegas Strip..
The town of Hot Springs, which is roughly 45 miles southwest of Little Rock, was once a popular destination for gangsters.
Pettey said after he heard about the attempted heist, he was able to catch up with the two men and recover Capone.
The statue suffered $1,000 worth of damage, but Pettey said "he's expected to make a full recovery."
Potter and Vaughn were reportedly charged with public intoxication and criminal mischief.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.