Burglars in Fresno, Calif., who recently broke into the Clovis Gift & Jewelry Shoppe there discovered a treasure trove of paintings by the recently deceased artist Thomas Kinkade. The thieves made off with 40 works, valued together at $300,000.
A display case full of art was untouched, except for one empty shelf formerly filled with popular Hummel figurines, and Thomas Kinkade paintings were the top target.
“Look at that. That’s not a Kinkade. It’s a Chinese painting and they left that,” [owner Patrick] Patterson said. “So evidently they had some discrimination.”
Well, that last part might be up for debate.