Someone Stole Miami’s Naked Donald Trump Statue

The heist America deserves

New York's Trump statue being removed. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid — REUTERS
Sep 22, 2016 at 12:33 PM ET

Nice things don’t last. A naked Trump sculpture made by the anarchist collective indecline has been stolen from its public perch in Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood. The police have a person of interest they are searching for in connection with the case.

In response to Vocativ, an Indecline spokesman writes “While we’re dismayed to discover our message has been removed from public view we feel that anyone brazen enough to steal art work from our collective should definitively be given an award.” He adds “Unfortunately, for them, that reward is a naked statue of the one of the most disgusting public figures in recent memory.”

The theft comes over a month after indecline, uhhh, erected statues of a naked Trump in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Seattle, and Cleveland, as part of a project called “The Emperor Has No Balls.” Many of the statues, like the one placed in New York’s Union Square, did not last more than a couple hours maybe, before being removed.

The Miami statue was the last Trump standing. A naked Trump in Jersey was stolen from a rooftop earlier in the week. Like its brother statue in the Garden State, Miami Trump was on private property.

Moshe Mana, a Miami developer and art collector worked with Indecline to show the hideous nude Trump to the good people of Miami Dade. The statue lasted just one week in Wynwood. According to the Miami New Times, the statue had to be moved after police said it was a safety concern for drivers on I-95, who could see the statue, and thus might get in a crash, perhaps after becoming mesmerized, and lost in the statue’s pink folds of ham flesh. The statue was moved to the top of Harold Golen gallery, where it was later stolen.

Mana says he did take precautions. “We did have a security guard on it,” Mana told New Times, “but [the thieves] did it so fast he couldn’t react.”

In its statement to Vocativ, Indecline attached a photo of a license plate they say is the statue’s thief, and wrote “INDECLINE will be paying them a visit soon.”