In the first National Treasure film, Nicholas Cage’s character deployed a seamless plan to steal the Declaration of Independence,media reported. Of course, it’s not just for fun — because there are clues to the treasure hidden in this historical document. But according to the Guardian, there are really people in real life who want to steal the Magna Carta of England, but it doesn’t seem to be going well.
Mark Royden, a 47-year-old Canterbury man, is suspected of conspiring to steal Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral in 2018, but the thick glass used to protect documents and the bravery of staff and tourists have blocked his plans, the Guardian reported on Monday. In a court statement to Ryoden, a prosecutor said That Royden allegedly smashed a hammer into the window of the Magna Carta after investigating the location of the CCTV cameras inside the church. After the fire alarm was triggered, several church staff and visitors reportedly overpowered the man, who was wearing gloves and a hood.
The crime reportedly cost the crime a total of ?14,466. Royden reportedly denied causing any damage or attempting to steal documents.