Alleged Picasso Art Thief Wanted in Wayne for Shoplifting Rare Wine

Mark Lugo allegedly stole $6,000 worth of Chateau Petrus Pomerol from Gary's Wine & Marketplace.

Hobokenite Mark Lugo, who allegedly stole a $200,000 Pablo Picasso painting from an art gallery in San Francisco is also accused of stealing $6,000 worth of fine wine from Gary's Wine & Marketplace in Wayne.

As reported by The San Francisco Examiner, Lugo, 30, allegedly stole three bottles of 2006 Chateau Petrus Pomerol, which cost $2,000 each. The thefts happened on two separate occasions, according to Robert Lesnick, a loss prevention manager who reported Lugo to authorities for shoplifting the wine, the Examiner reported.

Lugo, who is currently being  for  drawing from a gallery there, was also

On Tuesday, authorities raided Lugo's Hoboken apartment and found more than $500,000 in artwork, police said. The paintings, police said, "were hanging on the walls and laying about the apartment."

Lugo has a warrant out for his arrest for failing to appear at a June 9 court hearing in Wayne, the Examiner reported.

p1ywood July 15, 2011 at 07:25 PM
Who can blame him? How bourgeois it would be to serve some screw-top wine when showing off your Picasso collection.


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