“Man Breaks into Museum and Tries to Steal Elephant Tusk with Chainsaw”Posted: 2013/04/01
Early yesterday morning, a man broke into Paris’s Museum of Natural History and used a chainsaw to cut off the tusk of a 325-year-old elephant skeleton before being caught shortly afterward by police.
Neighbors of the museum called police after hearing a “a strange sawing sound at around 3am” (that would be the chainsaw). When police arrived, they found the thief, who was in his 20s, desperately trying to scale a wall while carrying a tusk, having left the still-whirring chainsaw next to the elephant skeleton. The thief fractured his ankle during his would-be escape.