- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 5, 2010

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Science Museum of Virginia is missing an eyeball.

Thieves stole a fabric cover resembling an eyeball Saturday, just 12 hours after the staff wrapped it around the museum’s 29-ton Grand Kugel ball to promote an exhibit called “Goose Bumps! The Science of Fear.”

Director Richard Conti told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that museum officials wanted to do something fun and different to promote the exhibit.

Conti says the eyeball decoration is valued at $4,000.

The theft is being investigated by Virginia’s Capitol Police.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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