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American Who Stole Terracotta Warrior's Thumb Must Be 'Severely Punished', China Says

Christina Zhao
American Who Stole Terracotta Warrior's Thumb Must Be 'Severely Punished', China Says

Chinese authorities are urging the U.S. to harshly punish an American man who allegedly stole a thumb from an ancient terracotta warrior statue after taking a selfie with it at a museum in Pennsylvania. Michael Rohana, 24, of Delaware, was charged with theft of a major artwork from a museum, concealment of major artwork stolen from a museum and interstate transportation of stolen property, reported U.S. and Chinese media. Rohana reportedly broke off the 2000-year-old display’s left thumb before stealing it from the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia during an ‘ugly Christmas jumper party’ last December.