Thieves have stolen a copy of the bird statue at the heart of "The Maltese Falcon" from the San Francisco restaurant used as a setting for the 1941 film classic starring Humphrey Bogart as the rough-and-tumble private detective...
John Konstin, whose restaurant John's Grill bills itself as the "Home of the Maltese Falcon," said the thief broke into the case displaying the statue over the weekend. Konstin is offering a $25,000 reward for the replica's return.
Those seeking the reward should bear in mind the words of Casper Gutman: "Well, sir, you might as well say it belonged to the King of Spain. I don't see how you can honestly grant anyone else a clear title to it... except by right of possession."
Special bonus question: Who can be first to tell us the last line of the 1941 movie? (There may be a prize.)
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading