CHICAGO (WGN) -- One of the face masks placed on the Art Institute’s lion statues Thursday morning has been stolen.
The mask was stolen just before 11 p.m. Thursday. A security officer at the museum said two men got out of a black Chevy sedan and climbed the statue and cut the mask off the lion, then sped off in the sedan. No suspect descriptions were released.
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The lions and the Daley Center Picasso statue were fitted with the masks, emblazoned with the Chicago flag, on Thursday morning, ahead of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s revised stay-at-home-order that went into effect Friday, the Chicago Tribune reports. Officials say the mask will be replaced.