Local news is reporting a safe was stolen from the gift shop at the Sixth Floor Museum in downtown Dallas. The incident happened about 4:30 a.m. this morning, May 4, 2010. A Dodge pick-up with a winch in the truck bed was used to removed the safe. The two men in the truck were spotted by a Dallas County security officer. The officer fired on the truck as it moved toward him. The truck crashed into an elevated sidewalk. The two man fled on foot and remain at large.
When asked for information this morning, The Sixth Floor Museum said the situation is still under investigation and they cannot comment at this time.
Twitter Update – 9:17 a.m.
The Sixth Floor Museum tweeted they will be closed today while the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department investigates the break-in.
Facebook Update – 1:15 p.m.
The Sixth Floor Museum facebooked the collections and historical materials are safe and secure. The museum will remain close today and re-open tomorrow, May 5, 2010, at 10 a.m. The investigation is ongoing.
Dealey Plaza is becoming an exciting place to visit. In March, Eryka Badu filmed a music video for her song “Window Seat” in which she strips off her clothes during the song until she was totally nude. In April, Ms. Badu was fined $5oo for disorderly conduct by the Dallas police. Local news reports that Ms. Badu intends to fight the charges.
About the Sixth Floor Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets and supports the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. Located at 411 Elm Street in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, the Museum is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and 12 to 6 p.m. Monday. Audio guides for the permanent exhibit are available in seven languages and a youth version is available in English.