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Pa. Police: Artist's Son Swipes $20M in Paintings

Wednesday, 16 December 2009 07:17 AM

Police in Pennsylvania say a son of renowned fantasy artist Frank Frazetta used a backhoe to break into his father's museum in an attempt to steal 90 paintings worth $20 million.

State police charged 52-year-old Alfonso Frank Frazetta, of Marshalls Creek, with theft and burglary after he was caught loading paintings into his trailer and vehicle.

Police said in a news release Thursday that Frazetta and another man used the backhoe to enter the Frazetta Art Museum in the Pocono Mountains region on Wednesday.

Officials didn't know Thursday whether Frazetta had a lawyer. Police say charges are pending against the second suspect.

The elder Frazetta is 81. He's best known for his work on comic books including Tarzan and Conan.

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