Netherlands' Rijksmuseum Takes Shoplifting Back to the 17th Century

By: Brandon Bastaldo - Published: • References: ing.nl and creativecriminals
For any of us who have been to the mall our fare share of times, seeing a thief being chased down by mall security is fairly common, but Netherlands' 'Rijksmuseum' took advantage of this common occurrence to play a hilarious April Fool's prank that simultaneously advertised the re-opening of this famous museum's head wing.

The Rijksmuseum' is the most renowned museum in the Netherlands, so it was only right that the comedic historians at work there staged this funny April Fool's prank that had a 17th century vagabond being chased up and down the hallways of this busy Holland mall.

Muskets were aimed and chickens were set loose as hundreds of wowed spectators watched on in hilarious anticipation of this bizarre event's climax. After this live action historical performance, the new head wing of the Netherland's 'Rijksmuseum' is sure to be getting many visitors.