Tragic and Bizarre Art Disaster
This infuriates me. Stéphane Breitwieser is a prodigous art thief, who has admitted to the theft of 172 different works of art from museums all over Europe. He kept the pieces in a collection in his bedroom. But when he was arrested last year, his mother threw the collection away, destroying most of the works. This NY Times article has more (free registration required--you can use "songdog.net" for username and password).