Man Charged With Taking Dali Work from Manhattan Gallery

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    A 1949 Salvador Dali painting, called "Cartel des Don Juan Tenorio."

    Authorities have charged a man with ripping off a Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan gallery, only to return it in the mail.

      The suspect appeared in court on Tuesday following his arrest in the theft of a work titled "Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio.''
     
    Prosecutors allege that he walked into the Upper East Side gallery one afternoon in June, put the painting in a shopping bag and walked out.
     
    They say after security video images of the man were widely circulated, he anonymously mailed the piece back to the United States from Greece.
     

    Dali Painting Theft Suspect

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