Two thumbs down!

Posted by Sara McDonald on

So, I've been known to take pictures, or pick up a pebble as a souvenir to remember special adventures. But, I am proud to report that I have never defaced a national treasure to mark it in the memory banks - especially when that treasure is worth $4.5 million and is on loan from another nation. Apparently, that is exactly what happened when a visitor recently experienced China's Teracotta Warriors, ten of which are on loan and displayed at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The offender, who had been attending a Christmas party, first put his arm around one of the statues, took a selfie, and then broke off the warrior's thumb.

Now in trouble with the FBI, I'm guessing the thumb snatcher doesn't think it was such a fun idea anymore. Yikes.



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