‘Airbnb bandit’ mysteriously steals painting – and replaces it with new one | Virginia

When an Airbnb host in Virginia realized that a painting in one of her properties had been stolen and replaced, the internet came together to investigate the unlikely mystery.

Speaking to the Washington Post, the host, Amy Corbett, said she first noticed the swapped painting while conducting a Zoom meeting in the rental property. A black-and-white map that hung in the living room had been replaced by a multi-color painting of an airplane propeller.

“I just couldn’t believe this,” said Corbett. “It was bizarre.”

After searching the apartment for the missing painting, Corbett posted about the mystery on TikTok.

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“Art is covered in our AirCover policy and this host was supported through that process,” the company told the Post, adding that the guest has been removed from the platform.

The guest and Corbett spoke about the missing painting once. He paid her $20.

Corbett held a raffle to sell the substituted propeller painting, selling tickets for $2 each. The auction raised more than $1,500 for a local nonprofit that addresses housing instability.

Despite the original painting staying missing, Corbett said she was happy with the outcome.

“It blew me away that out of this, we were able to do something good for humanity,” she said.

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