Today, we begin our six-part roundup of 2012's most memorable mug shots, culled from our crime coverage throughout the year. And given what's happened in these parts over the past almost-twelve months, it's only appropriate that we're starting out with the weirdest images -- frequently with weird al ... More >>
It was one of the most bizarre stories of late 2011: The arrest of Carmen Tisch for rubbing her butt on, and urinating near, a Clyfford Still painting whose value was estimated in a police report on view below at $60 million -- although that figure was subsequently revised downward to a mere $30 mil ... More >>
Like Carmen Tisch, sentenced to mental health probation for rubbing her butt on, and urinating near, a $30 million Clyfford Still painting, Taylor Mathis didn't immediately earn jail time for one of the most notorious offenses in recent months. That's more surprising in Mathis's case, though, since ... More >>
Visit Denver has a new mobile app designed to lure vacationers to Mile High City hotspots through a series of "dares:" Complete a "Denver Dare" and you'll earn a Facebook badge. So what are these terrifying tasks, these death-defying deeds? Here's a hint: One of them involves the Celestial Seasoning ... More >>
Our Colorado Crimes archive has been was very busy during January, filling with stories that range from the bizarre to the tragic. Look below to see mug shots of those at the center of the reports, and click on their names or accompanying links to check out our original coverage.
Carmen Tisch, accused of vandalizing a $30 million Clyfford Still painting on December 29 -- she reportedly scratched it, slid down it and urinated by it -- was in Denver County Court on Friday, January 6, to hear the charges against her. Her family says Tisch has alcohol problems. Ya thin ... More >>
Our post about the arrest of Carmen Tisch, who was busted for pounding, scratching and rubbing against a Clyfford Still painting worth $30 million-plus, sparked a slew of responses from readers. Here's one from a reader who wondered if Tisch isn't something of an artist herself.
Clyfford Still's 1957Everyone's a critic, but Carmen Tisch took it too far on December 29, when she offered her assessment of "1957-J- No.2," a large piece at the Clyfford Still Museum. Tisch is accused of scratching, punching and rubbing her butt against the painting, which is valued at more ... More >>
The case of Carmen Tisch, the 36-year-old woman who scratched, punched, rubbed and then peed in close proximity to a $30 million painting at the new Clyfford Still Museum, is definitely weird. But it's certainly not the first act of strange art vandalism Colorado has seen (though it's in the running ... More >>
Some acts of art vandalism are clearly inspired by outrage. Take, for example, El Dildo Bandito, the nom de guerre of a man who stole 22 ceramic penises from an art display in Boulder. Others are inspired by drunkenness, as may have been the case with Carmen Tisch, charged with scratching and hittin ... More >>
Every artist wants viewers to react to their work. In that sense, Carmen Tisch appears to be a dream come true -- albeit one that turned nightmarish. Tisch is accused of scratching, punching, rubbing her butt against and urinating near a Clyfford Still painting valued at more than $30 million.