Miami Police Arrest Man For Spray-Painting Sidewalk In Graffiti-Covered Wynwood During Art Walk
|A protester tags the sidewalk during the Republican National Convention in 2004|
So what does it take to get busted for bombing Wynwood these days? The answer arrived during Saturday night's Art Walk when Miami police caught Andrew Beitler red-handed.
According to a police report, Beitler was clutching a can of red spray-paint when cops drove down Northwest Second Avenue on a routine patrol.
When officers spotted Beitler leaning down and tagging the sidewalk, they pulled over and cuffed him. The 26-year-old was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief but released after agreeing to appear in court.
Beitler, a Tampa native now living in Miami, could not be reached for comment. As soon as we do, we'll provide an update.
Here is a photo of what Beitler is believed to have been tagging at the time of his arrest:
Wynwood taggers shouldn't get too bent out of shape over the arrest, though.
Miami Police spokesman William Moreno said the booking was not part of a crackdown on the ever-spreading graffiti in the neighborhood, although two officers were also seen tearing posters off of lampposts on Saturday night.
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