It's funny how sometimes I can notice things from Seinfeld I've never noticed. to ask Larry David it would be "Did Ray really steal the statue".
GEORGE: When I was ten years old, my parents had this very same statue on the mantle of our apartment.. . JERRY: Hey, Ray, listen, you really did a tremendous job cleaning that apartment.. .. JERRY: People are going to steal from you.
Jerry asks him about the statue, but Ray gets offended and leaves when he hears Jerry's opinion.. Irving's old clothes and goes to Ray's apartment, pretending to be a cop, and steals back the statue.. who wrote the episode, watched a lot of reruns of the show when he was writing for Seinfeld.. How did he get in there?