Cops Bust Terracotta Thumb Thief

A sticky-fingered man in Philadelphia has sparked something of an  international incident after stealing the thumb off of a terracotta  warrior statue.

Valued at $4.5 million dollars, the revered relic is one of ten on loan  by the Chinese government to Philadelphia's Franklin Institute science  museum.

During, appropriately enough, an ugly sweater holiday party this past  December, Michael Rohana reportedly snuck into the facility's terracotta  warrior display to take a selfie with the statues.

Apparently not satisfied with having merely a photo from the  misadventure, cops say that he then proceeded to snap the thumb off of  one of the famed statues and pocketed the pilfered piece.

When it was later discovered that the digit had been dislodged, an  investigation by the FBI ultimately led them to Rohana's home where he  sheepishly handed over the thumb.

More on this strange story, including the fallout Rohana being busted at the Coast to Coast AM website.

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