Unfortunately, that’s what one woman claims she did. According to Prescott, Arizona’s newspaper, a $1m Picasso painting was missing from a rental home after the tenants were evicted:
Todd Rose, 53, had been evicted by court order from the residence on Eagle Crest Drive, but was still living there when police were called. A woman who met police showed them court documents indicating that Rose was supposed to have vacated the premises the day before. […] Four officers found a way into the house and began searching it.
“We ran into many doors that were secured by screws that attached the door to the door frame so no one could enter from the outside,” the report said. […]
The property owners’ representative arrived and told police that several items were missing, including the painting, a large antique tribal mask, a $5,000 rug and two televisions.
When Timothy Marsh, 50, came back with the truck, officers searched it for stolen goods and found one of the missing televisions as well as a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue, the report said. Marsh denied knowing about or using the pipe.
Two officers went to the storage unit and located Rose. He told the property manager that the Picasso was in another storage facility “so it was safe and would not get stolen,” the report said.
Woman claims evicted renter took $1M Picasso painting (The Prescott Daily Courier)