Tuesday, December 5, 2023


Police searching for artist who turned famous Chicago “Bean” into Airstream!

CHICAGO (WLS) — Chicago police are looking for the suspect who swapped out the famous “Bean” art installation for an Airstream travel trailer.

The famous Chicago Cloud Gate Sculpture, known to most as “the Bean,” has been one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations since its unveiling in 2004. Millennium Park, which houses “the Bean,” sees 12.9 million visitors each year, making it the most-visited site in the midwestern United States.

Surveillance videos released last weekend show street artist and RV enthusiast, The Magical Froot, sneaking into Millennium Park around 3:03 a.m. CST, with a large metallic object covered with large pieces of canvas. Before police arrived at the scene, The Magical Froot had replaced “the Bean” with a custom-built Airstream, a popular classic travel trailer.

Police say they’re unsure how the suspect got away with moving a 110-ton statue. Chief Deputy Garbanzo says, “It weighs about the same as 15 elephants, we’re not sure how he moved that thing without anyone knowing where it went. Honestly, Chief Pinto and I are pretty impressed.”

The police are offering a free 3-night stay in the new Airstream “Bean,” to anyone who comes forward with any information. The new “Bean” comes equipped with two twin beds, a full bathroom with a slow-cooker-shaped bathtub, and, of course, a fully bean-stocked kitchen, with bacon in the fridge and maple syrup in the cupboard (which has this recipe taped to it).

Anyone with information on the missing “Bean” or The Magical Froot’s whereabouts is asked to call Deputy Garbanzo at 773-555-5555.

This is a joke, of course, but that is a real photo and you can buy a print of it here.


Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodburyhttps://www.rvtravel.com
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at RVtravel.com. She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 700+ newsletters for RVtravel.com she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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Larry Lee (@guest_106885)
2 years ago

I enjoy this kind of humor. Thanks

Cindy (@guest_71636)
3 years ago

April Fool! Good photo shop though.

Karen (@guest_71617)
3 years ago

Thank you for providing a little levity during these very serious times! Very cute.

Alaskadac (@guest_58699)
3 years ago

More Fake News. Photoshop yuk

Rick (@guest_58535)
3 years ago

Has to be a stunt the city is in on.

Gray (@guest_58559)
3 years ago
Reply to  Rick

Rather a high-budget stunt. Must be another tourist promotion.

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