The photograph accompanying this post is of a flyer affixed to the light pole at the southwest corner of 7th and G streets.
As you can read, it asks whoever stole the pictured outdoor sculpture to return it.
One guess might be that this is a prank. This colorful object currently adorns the living room of a student residence.
Then again, since it appears to be made of iron and is about four feet tall, someone who deals in collecting and selling scrap metal may have viewed it as a few easy dollars.