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Art Exhibit Escapes from Museum, Rampages through City


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The RedBall Project is a giant rubber ball measuring 15 feet across. Kurt Perschke, the artist who conceived it, takes it around the world. He often shoves it into tight spaces, like alleys.

Perschke has been doing this for several years. Perhaps he's become complacent. Perhaps he's forgotten that he's trying to control a wild ball--an enormous, dangerous predator.

The people of Toledo, Ohio learned that recently. Perschke took his RedBall to that city, planning to display it at the Toledo Museum of Art. But during transit, the RedBall broke free and rolled down the open streets. The Daily Mail reports:

A video of the incident shows the ball rolling around a corner before picking up speed and partially running over a car.

Museum staff and bystanders can be seen running after it before eventually catching up, grabbing hold of the ball and stopping it safely.

According to The Blade, spokesman for the Toledo Museum of Art Kelly Garrow said that the ball became dislodged by strong winds and a brief downpour.

It was also reported that the ball sustained damage in some areas during the escape and needed to be patched up.

No one died from the RedBall--this time.

-via Ace of Spades HQ


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