This is crazy, why do people do such stupid things?


A Greek man was arrested Saturday at John F. Kennedy International Airport for stealing a Salvador Dalí painting. Phivos Istavrioglou, 29, was involved in what has been described by authorities as “an inept attempt” to steal a watercolor by the famous artist from a New York gallery in June 2012. In front of security cameras and in broad daylight, Istavrioglou took the painting, “Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio,” valued at about $150,000, and walked quickly out of the Madison Avenue gallery where it hung, reports the New York Times. A few days later, notes the Times, the missing artwork was found at JFK in a shipping tube, “apparently after being mailed back by the suspect.”

New York City police investigators matched Istavrioglou’s fingerprints left on the cardboard tube with those from a January 2012 arrest for shoplifting from a Whole Foods market in lower Manhattan in. Investigators also discovered that Istavrioglou had…

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