CHICAGO — A face mask placed on one of the Art Institute’s lions Thursday morning was stolen.
The mask was stolen just before 11 p.m. A security officer at the museum said two men, ages not specified, got out of a black Chevy sedan and climbed the statue.
The men cut the mask off the lion and then sped off in the sedan.
No one is in custody.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the museum plans to replace the symbolic face protection immediately.