HOUSTON (June 22, 2012)--Houston police were searching Friday for Uriel Landeros, 22, who’s charged in the vandalism of a 1929 Pablo Picasso painting in an act that was caught on video.
Landeros, of Houston, was charged Friday with felony graffiti and criminal mischief for spray-painting the artwork titled "Woman in a Red Armchair" at the city's Menil Collection.
Crime Stoppers says it's offering a $5,000 reward for tips leading to his arrest.
The painting was damaged June 13.
The act of vandalism was caught in a 24-second video taken by a bystander and posted on YouTube that shows a man dressed in black holding a stencil up to the work of art and spray-painting it.
He left behind an image of a bullfighter, a bull and the word "conquista," the Spanish word for conquest.