Man Arrested In Russia After Casually Taking Painting From a Museum

museum painting stolenUPDATED: 2019/01/28 3:00PM

Museum security must not be as tight as we all think it is because a Russian man casually strolled into a Moscow museum, took a painting off of the wall, and walked out with it.

The 31-year-old took “Ai-Petri. Crimea,” a painting worth $185,000 and calmly walked away while onlookers assumed that he was an employee. The suspect had a previous criminal record and was charged with theft of items of special value. The painting was on display as part of a temporary exhibit and was apparently not secured with an alarm.

Shortly after, the suspect lead police to a construction site, though he denied stealing the painting. The painting was undamaged.