A Kansas couple may be on the hook for a $132,000 sculpture their young son knocked over.
While they were at a Community Center in Overland Park for a wedding reception, the 5-year-old was caught reaching toward the sculpture by surveillance cameras; "Aphrodite di Kansas City" toppled over and fell.
The sculptor says he spent roughly 2 years creating the glass piece and won’t be able to rebuild the sculpture.
The parents received a letter from the city’s insurance company that read:
”You’re responsible for the supervision of a minor child ... your failure to monitor could be considered negligent.”
The parents countered and said the whole scenario was dangerous: ”He didn’t maliciously break that. It fell on him. It was not secure, it was not safe—at all.” The city hopes their insurance policy covers the cost of the sculpture.
Yikes!! Either way that's a crappy situation.
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