Man’s Sockless-Loafer Style Might Have Given Him Away In Picasso Theft

And this just in from SF Appeal: It seems that at least one suspect in the Picasso drawing theft that occurred at Weinstein Gallery in Union Square on Tuesday has been arrested. The break in the case is in part thanks to security video from neighboring restaurant Lefty O’Doul's that shows a normal-looking and well-dressed man (white pants, blazer, loafers, no socks) just strolling casually down the block with a freakin’ $200,000 Picasso drawing thrown under his arm. The guy apparently hailed a taxi cab in front of the Handlery Hotel soon after he passed in front of the eatery. In any case, the SFPD has revealed that the fact that the dude was wearing loafers sans socks was a “key part” of searching for the alleged thief. And although they won't confirm that the man in the security tapes is the man they arrested, they did give us this: "It appears it could be our suspect," the SFPD’s Albie Esparza said in a statement. "The description is similar and he's holding art, obviously." We guess the somewhat fashion-forward boat shoe look and stealing Picasso’s just don’t mix. Perhaps a pair of Vibrams would have stuck out less?

Photo: via SF Appeal

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