By Renaud Fournier
It was August 22nd, 1911 and Louis Beroud, a local painter comes, as usual, into the Louvre museum in Paris, France to reproduce master paintings for his clients. As he sets up his painting material, he is surprised to see that one of the great masterpieces, the Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo Da Vinci in 1506, has disappeared.
After verifying that the painting had not removed by the museum staff for administrative purposes, the guard at the Louvre sounds the alarm and the manhunt for the painting begins. The frame and glass are discovered under a stairwell in the museum, after being separated from the painting itself.