No it’s not another bar joke. This picture is from Lefty O’Doul’s in San Francisco and the man in question appears to be the culprit in a bold theft of Picasso’s 1965 drawing entitled “Tete de Femme.” The man simply walked into the Weinstein Gallery and walked out with the valuable drawing. He proceeded to hail a cab and disappear — but not before passing in front of Lefty O’Doul’s.
The picture was caught by the external security camera and police are now looking for the man. He is described as “a white man about 6 feet tall, between 32 and 35 years old, wearing a dark jacket, light shirt, dark pants, loafers with no socks, and large sunglasses.” Oh yea, and he is carrying a Picasso.
My question is why the museum doesn’t have a security photo. Does it rely on all thieves stopping by the Irish bar on their way out?
UPDATE: The man has been arrested. He is Mark Lugo of New Jersey.