Replica Tomahawk Stolen From Pittsburgh Museum
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Somebody has stolen a tomahawk from Pittsburgh's oldest structure, the Fort Pitt Block House, a structure that served as a British outpost in the 1760s but is now owned by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Kelly Linn is curator of the cozy brick structure that now serves as a museum. She says whoever stole the tomahawk did so by reaching through a three-inch gun loop - a small hole in the wall through which a gun could be fired to defend the area during the French and Indian War era.
Linn says the tomahawk is a replica, not an original, so it has little value.
Nothing else was stolen or disturbed, says Linn, who added the thief "clearly knew what they wanted.''