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NYPD arrest man who graffitied #LoveTrump in subway station
New York City police have arrested a man who repeatedly graffitied #LoveTrump in a Brooklyn subway station.
Transit Chief Edward Delatorre said during a council meeting Tuesday that police had a wall built inside the station, according to the New York Daily News. The police hid behind the wall and caught the man as he returned to again spray graffiti inside the station.
"They went in, did a plainclothes operation and sure enough our man came back and put up again. #LoveTrump on the beam, so they caught him live, writing on the beam," Delatorre said, according to the Daily News.
The man, Jamie Montemarano, 43, of Brooklyn, was charged with making graffiti, criminal mischief and criminal possession of graffiti instruments, the Daily News reported. According to the Daily News, graffiti first appeared in January and came back each time it was removed.
Delatorre added Tuesday that the day police caught the man was the first day they hid behind the wall.
Police called the wall a "dummy wall," according to the Daily News.
"It was basically a dummy wall, but if a graffiti vandal sees a blank canvas, they are prone to do graffiti on it," a police source told the newspaper.