It is very rude.
Earlier this year, I wrote about the interesting backstory of this Hanover bench, including that Nick Fabrikant used a “crystal element” in the design in 2013 to pay homage to his parents, who previously ran the Rosey Jekes clothing store.
But when walking by this bench the other day, I noticed that crystal element was missing.
I reached out to Nick again, and he said the crystal has a habit of going missing.
“Indeed, there is a crystal thief on the loose,” he said in a text. He said he has run it by the Hanover Police and they are “very kind” but he still ends up replacing the crystal about twice a year.
Maybe keep an eye out for this guy?
Hopefully the crystal thief will knock it off soon.