Man charged with stealing terra-cotta warrior’s thumb at museum

In a photo provided by the Franklin Institute, Chinese terra cotta warrior statues of the First Emperor, at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. In early 2018, a man was been charged with theft after apparently breaking off the thumb of the terra-cotta statue at center. (The Franklin Institute via The New York Times)  — NO SALES; FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY WITH NYT STORY TERRACOTTA-STATUE-THEFT BY AUSTIN RAMZY FOR FEB. 19, 2018. ALL OTHER USE PROHIBITED. —

Authorities said the man grabbed the left hand of the statue, which is valued at $4.5 million, and broke off its thumb after sneaking into the exhibit while attending an after-hours party elsewhere in the museum

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