Man accused of vandalizing Picasso painting arrested in Valley
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:22:46 GMT —
A man accused of vandalizing a Picasso painting in Houston is behind bars in the Rio Grande Valley where he's facing extradition back up north.
Uriel Landeros is accused of vandalizing a Picasso painting at the Menil Collection in Houston last year.
Authorities believe Landeros fled to Mexico after stenciling on Picasso's "Woman in a Red Armchair" painting in June 2012.
The act was videotaped and posted to YouTube.
Law enforcement officials confirmed the 22-year-old artist surrendered to authorities at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge on Tuesday afternoon.
Landeros remains in custody at the Hidalgo County where he facing extradition back to Houston where he's facing felony criminal mischief and graffiti charges.
According to the New York Times, Landeros lived in Houston and worked as an artist.
Public records show his last known public address listed at his parent's home in a rural area of Hidalgo County just east of Edinburg.