Police arrested Megan Ohara, 24, and David Ziskoski, 19, on Sunday in Palm Beach after an officer matched the two to a description given by the gallery owner.
Ohara and Ziskowski reportedly stole a bracelet and ring at the Attila JK exhibition at the ICFA Gallery, which were the exhibition's owner and artist. The owner said the items, worth a combined $6,000, were on a desk in the gallery.
Ohara and Ziskowski were arrested after Ohara told police she had the stolen items in her purse, handing them over to police.
When police returned to the gallery the artist reported entries in the gallery’s guestbook including "email@example.com" while another fake email entry included the name “Meg.” It gets better (worse?), according to the arrest report one of the entries had Ohara's phone number next to it. The thieves had also written “Meg” on a drawing of a woman’s face next to a drawing of a penis.
Once at the Palm Beach County Jail, the two admitted to writing the guestbook entries and confessed they took the jewelry. The report had Ohara saying, "If I knew that they cost that much, I wouldn't have taken it.”
The pair, charged with grand theft, was released from the Palm Beach County Jail late on Sunday.
[via Sun Sentinel]