The Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center has asked the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, the museum currently displaying the Terracotta Warrior exhibit, for compensation. The reason? For the damage Michael Rohana caused by stealing a statue’s thumb.
Rohana, a guest at the museum’s “Ugly Sweater Party,” reportedly broke into the closed exhibit on December 21, Courier Post reported. He managed to sneak inside the closed off area and used his cellphone’s flashlight to illuminate the area.
Rohana, from Bear, Delaware, took a selfie with one of the $4.5 million statues with his arm wrapped around it. To make the matters worse, he also pried off the thumb of the statue, identified as a Cavalryman, and concealed it inside his pocket before leaving the room.
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