Juvenile Guests Sweep the Pocket Museum Exhibits


HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – Thousands of locals and tourists visit downtown Hattiesburg and the Pocket Museum each year. This week, the organizers are a bit disappointed that some young visitors have decided to take a few items from the aisle.

Two miners decided to steal some of the unique items on display and were caught on security camera.

The museum may feature miniature objects, but its impact on the community and economy is larger than life. Museum organizers said they just want people to be respectful so everyone can enjoy the free attraction.

“At the end of the day, do what your grandmother would tell you and don’t tear up other people’s business,” said Rick Taylor, executive director of the Hattiesburg Convention Center. “That way all of us and the 130,000 people can continue to come and enjoy the walkway and our volunteers will be delighted to keep working there, creating new and beautiful things that will bring people back again and again.”

Hattiesburg police reported this afternoon that they had tracked down those responsible for taking some of the items; no charges have been filed at this time.

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