Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cooking Up an Art Theft

A weird twist in the recent Sao Paulo Museum of Art theft:

"Police in Brazil have issued an arrest warrant for a television chef who is accused of ordering the theft of the country's most valuable paintings. The works were stolen in a raid on a San Paulo gallery, but were recovered in perfect condition last week. Moises Manoel de Lima Sobrinho is used to appearing in the media - the 25-year-old chef has a cookery show on a local television channel in Brazil. But now his photograph has been circulated by police who suspect him of masterminding the audacious theft of two paintings."