Saturday, February 27, 2010

Son’s attempted theft of Frank Frazetta’s $20 million art collection headed to trial

The Pocono Record of Pennsylvania reports that the bizarre case involving the attempted theft of renowned science fiction & fantasy artist Frank Frazetta’s art collection by his son, Alfonso “Frank Jr.,” from the family-owned museum in Marshalls Creek will be headed to trial. Frank Jr. was arrested in early December 2009 after he and two accomplices used a backhoe to break into the museum in an attempt to remove and “secure” about 90 of his father’s paintings, worth an estimated $20 million. Charged with burglary, criminal trespassing and theft, Frank Jr. claims he had permission from his father to remove the art collection from the museum. Other family members disagree. New details of the case reveal that Frank Jr. was wearing a ski mask at the time of his arrest.

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