A 24-year-old man snapped off the thumb of a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum.
The arrest affidavit was filed last week for Michael Rohana who was attending a party at the Franklin Institute on Dec. 21 when he entered the “Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor” exhibit.
Rohana took a selfie while posing next to “The Cavalryman” statue, and then took off the statue’s left thumb, authorities say. Staff members at the museum noticed the missing thumb on Jan. 8, and the FBI traced it to Rohana five days later.
A museum spokeswoman said a security contractor did not follow standard procedures the night of the alleged theft.