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Stolen 'Big Papi' Painting Returned to Quincy, Massachusetts, Library

The painting was part of the on-going exhibit at the Thomas Crane Public Library

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    A painting of legendary Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has been recovered after being stolen from a library in Quincy, Massachusetts.

    (Published Thursday, May 25, 2017)

    A painting of retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was stolen from a library in Quincy, Massachusetts, last week.

    According to police, the painting was stolen from the Thomas Crane Public Library, where it was part of an ongoing exhibit.

    The painting by local artist Edwina Caci is valued at $1,000.

    A library security officer informed Quincy police that he found video footage of a suspect removing the painting. Officers were able to track down the suspect and identified him as Dana Bognar, a homeless man from the area.

    Bognar told officers his friend James Perkins, of Quincy, asked him to steal the painting and told him he would pay $20 for it.

    Officers were able to track down the painting and return it to the library.

    Bognar, 37, was arrested and charged with larceny from a building and conspiracy to commit larceny.

    Perkins, 48, was charged with receiving stolen property and conspiracy to commit larceny.

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