A portrait way too tempting for a man who had
too much to drink at a wedding, removed the painting from a restroom wall, and stuffed the "nude" in his garment bag, according to CBS Sacramento.
“He sounded legitimately upset about what he did, it was a drunken mistake, one he wished he could take back,” Larkin said.
Police went to the man’s house and retrieve the portrait. But the thief didn’t go to jail.
Instead, Larkin did something usually reserved for elementary schools - he ordered the portrait pilferer to sit down with a piece of paper and a pen, and write one line over and over again:
“I will not get drunk at a wedding and go steal the naked picture of a woman on a cigar over the urinal in the Citizen Hotel.”
CBS Sacramento reports the portrait will hang again, more securely. And the letter from the anonymous thief will be displayed right next to it.