In the world of art, this is the highest sacrilege ... someone trying to deface the Mona Lisa.
It happened, of course, at the Louvre Museum in Paris. A man in a wheelchair, disguised as an old lady, got up out of the wheelchair, removed the wig and threw a piece of cake at the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece.
Un señor con peluca y en silla de ruedas le ha lanzado una tarta a la Mona Lisa.
He screamed, "Think of the Earth. There are people who are destroying the Earth. Think about it. Artists tell you, think of the Earth. That's why I did this." Well, he certainly figured out a way to get his message out.
Lourve staff quickly removed the smear from the glass. As for the vandal, he was reportedly taken away for psychiatric care.
The 16th-century Renaissance painting has been targeted several times before. It was stolen in 1911 by a Lourve employee. In the 1950s, it was badly damaged in a sulfuric acid attack and ever since was secured behind bulletproof glass.