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A Curious Heist
Did they had Barney Fife on the case? Leaving the paintings must have been a diversion to take the heat off the real thief.
By: David Walston on September 20, 2013
Maybe the others were so bad some janitor threw them out and left yours up because they were the best. I can't imagine whoever stole those could make much money off them.
By: PT Dilloway on September 20, 2013
I think Ricky Delgado could have found a way.
By: Cranky on September 20, 2013
Or perhaps they thought your works were the only ones good enough to display~
By: Shelly on September 20, 2013
By: TexWisGirl on September 20, 2013
Don't mope, Stephen--I'd happily steal your work!!
By: fishducky on September 20, 2013
It's not that your art wasn't good enough to steal. The culprit wanted your work to receive a lot of attention. I don't care if Ricky Delgado convinced you he didn't do it. I sense his hand in this. He had help. It just wasn't yours. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on September 20, 2013
that is a mystery....why on earth? I bet some high school kid did it!
By: Kathe W. on September 20, 2013
An intriguing tale. I wish it HAD had a nice wrap of an ending. I am usually quite good at making up stories, but off the top of my head, I can't make one up to explain this!
By: Jenny Woolf on September 20, 2013
Or the thieves (there had to be more than one, with a big truck) ran out of time. That's my explanation, and i'm sticking to it.
By: mimi on September 20, 2013
I guess the saying goes...weird but true!
By: red on September 20, 2013
Very puzzling...this must have been very frustrating for you to think about over the years. Is there any way you can get in touch with Ricky Delgado and buy him drinks, many drinks, and then ask him about it again?
By: Pixel Peeper on September 20, 2013
Now that is definitely stranger than fiction!
By: Rita McGregor on September 20, 2013
How DID you steal all of those paintings on a bike (you did do it, didn't you?)? I once moved a five foot tall, potted rubber tree on a bike, and that was hard enough. I'm just kidding because if you had done it, you wouldn't have left yourself open to all the ribbing you must have received by leaving your's behind.
By: Snowbrush on September 20, 2013
It's a cold case for sure! I wonder if it was an inside job. The thieves ran out of time and had to leave your's behind.
By: Daniel LaFrance on September 20, 2013
What a curious incident!! How in the world and WHY in the world? Your stories are always fascinating!
By: Carrie on September 21, 2013
You were the Rodney Dangerfield of shopping center high school art shows, it seems.
By: Val on September 21, 2013
I think you should consider yourself luck. When I was in sculpture I had a lot of my statues in a gallery. One day they were stolen, only mine were taken. At the time I was complimented. But boy, would I sure like to have those statues now. At least you have your work.
By: Madeleine McLaughlin on September 21, 2013
Well I'm glad you've moved on from such a crappy experience. You have moved on from it? Right?
By: LL Cool Joe on September 22, 2013
I once burned down several acres of forest by accident. But, after questioning by the police, I blamed it on some kids from the city who were lighting off firecrackers. That was my story and I stuck with it. Until now.
By: Al Penwasser on September 22, 2013
Wow, that is crazy. I, too, would of wondered why the thief took all of them except yours? Maybe when the thieves cased the mall prior to the theft, they saw you and deemed you as being too nice to steal from. Still they put you in a bad position.
By: Cheryl P. on September 22, 2013
What a story!
By: John on September 23, 2013
It was your mother! ;)
By: Hilary on September 24, 2013
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