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Denver woman punches $30 million painting, relieves herself

Carmen Lucette Tisch
CBS Denver
(CBS) DENVER - A woman was arrested at a Denver museum after she punched a $30 million painting, then urinated on herself, reports the Denver Post.

Carmen Lucette Tisch, 36, was reportedly drunk when she allegedly attacked the Clyfford Still canvas with her pants pulled down, then slid down it and relieved herself.

"It doesn't appear she urinated on the painting or that the urine damaged it, so she's not being charged with that," Lynn Kimbrough, a spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office, told the paper.

The incident occurred on Dec. 29 at the Clyfford Still Museum. Tisch was charged with criminal mischief for inflicting $10,000 worth of damage to "1957-J-No. 2." She was being held in the Denver County Jail on $20,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, according to the Post.

The Post reports that Tisch was arrested last year on an armed robbery charge that was later dropped. She also reportedly has a drunk driving conviction from 2008.

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