AP: Man In Wig Throws Cake At Glass Protecting Mona Lisa

PARIS (AP) — A man seemingly disguised as an old woman in a wheelchair threw a piece of cake at the glass protecting the Mona Lisa at the Louvre Museum and shouted at people to “Think of the Earth.”

Mona Lisa

Authorities have since transferred the 36-year-old to a police psychiatric unit and opened an investigation into the damage of cultural artifacts.

Videos posted on social media seem to show a young man in a wig and lipstick who had arrived in a wheelchair. The man’s identity wasn’t known. He was also seen throwing roses in the museum gallery.

The cake attack left a conspicuous white creamy smear on the glass but the famous work by Leonardo da Vinci wasn’t damaged. Guards cleaned the smear off.