There are some people who talk about exposing themselves to art and then there is Ronald Thompson, 47. Thompson was arrested after a surveillance video in Lakeland, Florida showed him driving away from a storage center with a large stolen swan art piece. Oh, yes, I forgot . . . he was driving a stolen truck . . . and he was buck naked. Indeed, but for the modestly placed white bucket, the images would not be fit for a family blog like ours.
Thompson was arrested nearby but without either clothes or swan. The truck was not far way. Here is the unique announcement from the Polk County Sheriff’s Department:
The man seen here in video surveillance (yes, he’s naked – no, we don’t know why) stole a truck from Lakeland Cold Storage during the evening hours of May 19-20, 2017, that had a 5′ tall black & white checkered swan in the bed of it. The swan is sponsored by Aspyre. We found the stolen truck in Hillsborough County, and we identified the suspect, but the swan is still missing.
The swan has since been recoverd.
The five-foot, black and white checkered swan named “Aspyre” is worth $25,000. The truck was worth around $18,000. Stealing “Aspyre” while naked in a stolen truck? Priceless.