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Edinburg Man in Picasso Vandalism Case Surrenders to Authorities

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Posted: Jan 9, 2013 12:08 PM

Updated: Jan 9, 2013 12:31 PM

HIDALGO - An Edinburg man accused of vandalizing a priceless painting is in custody.

Uriel Landeros turned himself into authorities at the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge yesterday. The 22-year-old man was reportedly caught on camera spray-painting a bull and the word "conquista" on Pablo Picasso's "Woman in a Red Armchair." The painting was on display at the Menil Collection in Houston.

Landeros later released a series of YouTube videos claiming he did it to protest corrupt leaders in the United States and Mexico.

He'll be sent back to Houston to face vandalism charges.

Topics: Edinburg, Hidalgo International Bridge

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