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Gandhi statue glows with eerie red eyes

A bronze sculpture of Mahatma Gandhi located in the San Francisco Ferry Building was vandalized recently.

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The photos of the incident first surfaced on a Reddit thread. They show an unidentified man inserting battery-operated red LEDs to the eyes so as to make them glow in the dark. Previously, the San Francisco Arts Commission has had to deal with many instances of thieves stealing the spectacles from the statue. But this incident is said to be a first.

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The miscreant’s handiwork takes full effect at night when the statue’s eyes take on an eerie red glow.

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While some netizens are calling out the incident for being vandalism in the name of comedy, others are looking at the amusing side and calling them laser eyes.

What are your thoughts on the entire incident? Tell us.


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