In New York State, USA, a bronze plaque mounted on the tombstone of the writer Mark Twain was stolen by unknown persons.
The incident occurred at a cemetery in the city of Elmire. The plate, whose width and height is about 30 centimeters, disappeared from December 25 to December 31. Lost to find fans of the writer. As the cemetery manager noted, it is unlikely that the tablet was stolen in order to be scrapped, as the locals would most likely have recognized it.