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Drunk Courier Loses $1.3M Painting

samzenpus posted about 4 years ago | from the I-know-it's-around-here-somewhere dept.

The Almighty Buck 3

We've all misplaced our keys or wallet after a night of drinking, but art courier James Carl Haggerty wins the prize after losing a $1.3 million painting because he was drunk. According to Haggerty, Jean Baptiste Camille Corot's "Portrait of a Girl" is somewhere in New York — he just can't remember where. Kristyn Trudgeon, the majority owner of the painting, is not convinced and has sued the boozing courier. "I think he's a complete, fumbling idiot," Trudgeon said.

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fumbling idiot (1)

j00r0m4nc3r (959816) | about 4 years ago | (#33453810)

Why would you leave your $1.3M painting in the hands of a fumbling idiot? Surely if you can afford such a painting, you can afford a reputable courier...

Fake (1)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | about 4 years ago | (#33460524)

It's a scam to drum up publicity for the piece before a sale.

Re:Fake (1)

heroid1a (1898046) | about 4 years ago | (#33533520)

Hmm well I've got $5, how's that?
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