A thief walked into a San Francisco gallery on Sunday afternoon, plucked a rare Salvador Dalí from an easel in the front window, and strode out the door.
Rasjad Hopkins, associate director at Dennis Rae Fine Art Gallery, was working at the time. The door to the gallery was open, and Hopkins had his back turned.
"Snatch and run," Hopkins tells NPR.
It took just a few minutes to realize the etching was gone. For some reason, the work hadn't been locked with a tether as it normally was.