A Greek fashion publicist was arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport last week for allegedly stealing a Salvador Dali painting from a Manhattan art gallery last year.
According to reports, Phivos Istavrioglou was cuffed at JFK right when he got off of a flight from Milan, Italy.
Istavrioglou reportedly walked off with the “Cartel de Don Juan Tenorio” painting while he was looking at paintings.
The alleged robbery was caught on surveillance video and he anonymously mailed the painting back to the United States, undamaged.
The publicist pleaded not guilty in Manhattan Criminal Court and will be due back in court.
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