Two of the suspects allegedly later took some of the glass cattails and left them in a corn field. The cattails were found, but were in pieces.
Denver Botanic Gardens
The famed glass sculptor created the custom work following the Gardens' blockbuster Dale Chihuly exhibition, which attracted record attendance in 2014.
The Chihuly Studio will be able to replace the missing pieces, part of a larger installation. A Botanic Gardens says this is an "isolated" incident.
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