The UPI reports:
"Thieves in New Orleans dismantled and stole thousands of dollars' worth of sculptures by artist John T. Scott, apparently for the metal more than the art. The Times Picayune newspaper reported that the thieves were apparently after the bronze Scott worked with and they'll likely sell it for hundreds of dollars."
Scott received a MacArthur "genius" grant in 1992. He had a career retrospective at the New Orleans Museum of Art last year, which you can read about here.
I wonder what Noah Charney would say about this one.