Occasionally — as News of the Weird has reported previously — patrons of art galleries mistake ordinary objects as the actual art.
For example, solemnly “contemplating” a broom inadvertently left behind by a janitor — and sometimes the opposite mistake occurs.
At the Boijmans van Beuningen museum in Rotterdam, a wandering patron absent-mindedly traipsed through a re-creation of Wim T. Schippers’ floor-level Peanut Butter Platform — a 40-square-foot installation of creamy spread.
The museum manager had declined to fence in the exhibit, which he said would spoil its beauty.
Homeless Charles Mader, a convicted sex offender in Albuquerque, was arrested for failure to report his change of address, as required by law.
Mader had moved out of his registered address, which was a dumpster, into a community shelter.
Robert Norton Kennedy, 51, was arrested in Horry County, S.C., and charged with assault and battery, despite the humble tattoo on his forehead referencing a Bible verse and reading, “Please forgive me if I say or do anything stupid.”
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