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Man Steals $2,000 Action Figure from Comic Con Booth, Police Say

By Lisha Arino | October 16, 2014 5:49pm
 Police said a "Dunny" action figure worth $2,000, shown above, was stolen from a booth during New York Comic Con.
Police said a "Dunny" action figure worth $2,000, shown above, was stolen from a booth during New York Comic Con.
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Jon-Paul Kaiser

CHELSEA — A $2,000 hand-painted one-of-a-kind action figure was stolen from a booth at New York Comic Con, police said.

A man in a red T-shirt was seen on surveillance video taking several figures from the Javits Center, including the “Dunny” action figure, from Clutter Magazine’s booth at approximately 7:25 p.m. on Oct. 10 before fleeing on foot, police said.

The Clutter employee running the booth told police he was the last person to leave the booth that day when the event ended at 7 p.m.

When another employee arrived at the booth Saturday morning, he discovered the items missing, police said.

Nick Curtis, an associate editor at the magazine, said the 20-inch, high-priced action figure had been hand-painted by artist Jon-Paul Kaiser during the event.

“What had been done is that an artist did a live painting of it during Comic Con, making it essentially a one-of-a-kind piece of art on a 3-D canvas,” he said.

The bunny-like figurines are typically 3-inches tall, mass-produced and retail for $15, Curtis said.

The thief also stole a Popaganda “TDY” figure worth $80 and a Goodley Toy action figure worth $100, police said.

Other notable crimes in the 10th Precinct include:

► A 19-year-old woman urinated another on person’s bed at the Covenant House after security guards broke up a fight between the two of them on Oct. 12 at 5 p.m., police said.

They were engaged in a verbal dispute in the cafeteria when the person pushed the woman in the face, police said. After the woman urinated on the bed, they got into another altercation, police said, and she was kicked out of the facility.

Covenant House declined to comment.

► A thief made off with a $1,000 laptop from furniture and design firm Huniford on Columbus Day, police said.

A man broke into the office, which was closed for the holiday, at 4:15 p.m., police said. A 32-year-old woman who happened to be inside the office heard a noise in the rear showroom and found the man moving the laptop, police said.

According to the NYPD, woman asked him “What are you doing?” and “Who are you?”

“I’m with the electrician,” the man told her, according to police. He also said he was moving the laptop because it was in his way.

Police said the man was about 46 years old, 5-foot-10 and weighed about 170 pounds.

► A thief stole a bag containing an Apple MacBook Pro laptop worth $2,000 from the back of a 28-year-old man’s bike on Oct. 8 at 10 p.m., police said.

The man stopped to talk a phone and was not paying attention, police said. When he hung up, he realized that his $40 gray Axiom-brand bag and $50 Kryptonite bike lock had been taken, according to the NYPD.

The bag also contained a leather sketchbook and assorted keys, police said.