Drunk woman rubs butt, tries to urinate on $30 million painting
A drunk Denver woman decided last week that an abstract expressionist painting worth more than $30 million was missing a little something.
Carmen Lucette Tisch was arrested on charges of criminal mischief after police said she punched Clyfford Still’s “1957-J no.2” painting. She then dropped her pants and rubbed her rear end on the art work.
Apparently still unsatisfied, Tisch allegedly tried to urinate on the painting, but only managed to wet herself and the floor.
“It doesn’t appear she urinated on the painting or that the urine damaged it, so she’s not being charged with that,” Denver District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Lynn Kimbrough told The Denver Post.
“It was 3:30 in the afternoon,” Kimbrough later explained to WPTV. “To have a person allegedly so intoxicated that they walk into a facility like this and are alleged to have caused such damage is very unusual and very disturbing as well.”
They Clyfford Still Museum estimated that it would cost around $10,000 to restore the painting.
Tisch is being held on $20,000 bond. She has previously pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. She has also been arrested for armed robbery, but those charges were later dropped.
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