A Kansas 5-year-old was attending a wedding at a local community center with his family last month when he saw the "Aphrodite di Kansas City", a minimalist sculpture of a woman's upper body, and chose to give it a hug.
Surveillance video captures Sarah's 5-year-old son hugging a sculpture on display before it topples over on top of him.
The boy's mother Sarah Goodman has now been hit with a AU$177,000 compensation demand, which she is refusing to pay.
Almost a month later, the family received a letter from Travelers Insurance, stating the family is responsible for the cost of the damage. "It's in the main walkway".
Now, Troy's parents are left in a state of confusion after receiving a letter from the city's insurance company asking them to pay a whopping amount of $132,000 for the damaged piece of art. No plexiglass. Not protected.
A spokesperson with the City of Overland Park said the city filed an insurance claim, who then sent the letter to the family. She says it started off with plenty of celebration.
Ms Goodman says her children were well-supervised and she wasn't negligent.
"There's a societal responsibility that you may not interact with it, if it's not designed for interaction", Reilly said. "We are responsible to protect the public investment". "I don't want to diminish the value of their art. Not held down", Goodman said.
In her defense, Goodman has since argued she shouldn't be on the hook, instead blaming the recreation center, saying there was no glass buffer around the sculpture or even a sign around it saying 'Do not touch'.
"I think there was a few different parties going on; bridal showers birthday parties", Goodman said.
"$132,000 is completely astronomical", she said.