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‘Drunk’ women break into Xi’an Famous Foods in NYC to cook and steal dumplings

A pair of “drunk” women allegedly broke into a Chinese restaurant in New York City to satisfy a late-night craving for dumplings.

How they did it: The trespassers managed to break into the Chelsea location of Xi’an Famous Foods after an electronic lock disengaged due to a temporary power failure in their door mechanism, founder Jason Wang said.

SF’s Famous Turtle Tower Restaurant Robbed During the Day, Police Respond 2 Hours Later

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A popular Vietnamese restaurant called Turtle Tower was “robbed in broad daylight” on Tuesday 1:30 p.m. in Tenderloin, San Francisco.

Like other struggling restaurants during the COVID-19 pandemic, Turtle Tower is open for contactless service. What was thought to be a customer coming in for a meal resulted in a man who went straight for the tip jar, stole all the cash inside and threatened its owner before running from the scene.

Philadelphia Apologizes to China After Terracotta Warrior Was Vandalized

The Philadelphia City Government has officially apologized for the incident that occurred in December 2017 when a guest of the “ugly sweater party” in the Franklin Institute broke and stole the thumb of one of the 10 Terracotta Warriors that were in a closed area at the time.

David Oh, a member of the City Council of Philadelphia, expressed his sincerest apologies to the People of China for the damage that the visitor, identified as Michael Rohana, did to one of the statues that was loaned to the museum by the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center.

Man Wakes Up After One-Night Stand in Thailand With $16,000 in Watches Stolen

A Kuwaiti man’s one-night stand with a Moroccan woman in Thailand turned into one rather unpleasant experience after realizing the next day that his three luxury watches were stolen.

Pattaya police arrested 32-year-old Rabia Zrideg for allegedly stealing one Rolex and two Audemars Piguet from Talal Sabah Alsabah, 22, when he fell asleep after having sex with her.

China Wants Delaware Man ‘Severely Punished’ For Stealing 2000-Year-Old Terracotta Warrior’s Thumb

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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.

It took two weeks to discover what happened to the statue. Shortly after, the FBI went to the 24-year-old man’s home to ask about the stolen thumb. He immediately obliged, relinquishing the digit he’d nabbed.

In an FBI affidavit published last week, Rohana was charged with “theft of a major artwork from a museum, concealment of a major artwork stolen from a museum, and interstate transportation of stolen property,” Shanghaiist via Medium reported. He is currently out on bail.

The incident was not received well by the Shaanxi Cultural Heritage Promotion Center. It proposed to send a small team of experts to the Franklin Institute to assess the damage and asked for compensation from the museum.

In addition to the proposal for compensation, an unnamed official from the center expressed that Rohana should face severe punishment for his crime: stealing and damaging very valuable art from China’s history.

The Terracotta Army statues were made more than 2,000 years ago as guards for the first emperor of China and founder of the Qin dynasty, Qin Shi Huang, in the afterlife.

The Terracotta Warriors exhibit in Franklin Institute will continue to open its doors until Marc 4, 2018; however, they ask that visitors keep their hands — not the statues’ hands — to themselves.

Featured image Shanghaiist via Medium