Family's insurance pays after Kansas boy topples sculpture

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -

A Kansas city has received $107,000 from a family's insurance company after a 5-year-old boy accidentally knocked over a $132,000 sculpture at a community center.

Overland Park spokesman Sean Reilly says the city plans to send $99,000 to the artist of "Aphrodite di Kansas City," which was damaged in May at the city's Tomahawk Ridge Community Center.  He says that's the amount the artist, Bill Lyons, would have received if the sculpture sold at the center's art fair.

A video showed the child wrapping his arms around the piece and then struggling to hold it up as it fell to the floor.

The Kansas City Star report s the boy's mother, Sarah Goodman, said Saturday she had not been told by her insurance company that the money was paid.
 

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