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The Space Invader at Randy's Donuts in Inglewood Has Mysteriously Disappeared

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Over a decade ago, the Paris-based street artist Space Invader came to Los Angeles and spent a few years leaving his mark all over the city.

One of the space invader symbols left under the iconic 45-foot tall donut monument at Randy's Donuts in Inglewood survived a long time—until now. An eagle-eyed LAist tipster went by the donut shop on Manchester Boulevard this week and noticed a white spot where the space invader used to be.

We called up manager Ron Weintraub to see if he knew what had happened. He hadn't noticed anything until we called and assured us, "If anyone took it down, it was someone else. It wasn't us." In fact, he had gone out of his way to preserve the space invader: "I've had [the shop] painted several times, we just painted around it."

Weintraub stepped outside the shop and confirmed it was gone for LAist, but he didn't know what happened to it. Sure, street art by nature isn't supposed to last forever but it's kind of a bummer if someone stole it for themselves.

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