You must be pretty daring and crazy to want to steal an Oscar statue, there probably isn’t any other award that is more recognisable. But it happened, as these things to in Hollywood.
Terry Bryant, 47, was arrested and later charged with grand theft after he posted a video on Facebook drinking and posing with the gold statue.
“My team got this tonight,” Bryant says in the video. “This is mine. We got it tonight, baby.” Bryant then kisses the statue several times before screaming “Who wants to tell me congratulations?” Bryant repeatedly says in the post that he got it “for music”.
The real winner, Frances McDormand received the award for Best Female Actress for her role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the most coveted reward for any actress.
McDormand was at the Governors Ball after party when her Oscar was snatch from her table. Her spokesperson said, “I can confirm that, after a brief time apart last night, Frances and her Oscar were happily reunited.”
Some advice for Bryant: If you’re going to steal it, don’t show it off, chances are you going to get caught; and arrested; and become the biggest joke, the world over.