Family faces $177k claim after child knocks over statue at Kansas community centre


A family could be on the hook for more than $170,000 after their child accidentally knocked over a valuable sculpture that was on display at a US community centre.

Surveillance video showed the five-year-old hugging the mosaic sculpture at a community centre in Overland Park, Kansas, before it fell on him and tumbled to the floor.

The accident happened last month, but the family received a letter from an insurance company this week seeking damages for the artwork, which was reportedly valued at $US132,000 ($177,000).

“It’s clear accidents happen and this was an accident,” the boy’s mother, Sarah Goodman, told the Kansas City Star.

“I don’t want to diminish the value of their art. But I can’t pay for that.”

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