A man wearing a balaclava runs out of a museum carrying a painting under his arm. A police officer sees him, shoots him dead and commits suicide soon after. A couple of days later, the man with the painting is buried and named favorite son of the city.
During a cold spell, there is fire in a museum and its director tried to save the most valuable painting from the museum's collection. The police officer had not noticed the fire and thought the man with the painting was a thief. He told him to freeze but since the director was deaf he did not hear the police officer. When the police officer realized what he had done, he committed suicide.