Italian Police ID Man Who Broke Toes Off 200-Year-Old Statue

Police in Possagno, Italy say they have identified an Austrian man who accidentally broke three toes off a plaster model used by Neoclassical sculptor Antonio Canova while posing on the artwork for a photo, though the local court is still deciding whether to press charges. What do you think?

“Nothing a pair of socks can’t solve.”

Joe Barbour • Systems Analyst


“Look, if museums don’t want people touching the artwork they should put up signs saying so.”

Ken MacBain • Confectionery Professor

“I mean, the statue couldn’t have been that good if a simple Austrian could break it.”

Erin Chaney • Cat Grooming Scheduler