Person of Interest identified in Capitol Graffiti

By: Tim Gillette
By: Tim Gillette

LANSING - Authorities say they have spoken to a "person of interest" in their investigation into the graffiti that defaced two columns and a war memorial at the Capitol in downtown Lansing. No arrest has been made yet, but a state police spokesperson says they have talked to a man and may bring charges soon. Lansing Community College police and Lansing police have also been key to this investigation. Similar vandalism was discovered on campus and on buildings downtown Thursday morning.

Blue spray paint depicting stick figures was scrawled onto two columns columns at the main entrance to the Capitol. Also painted was the War Memorial on the Capitol grounds that stated "Give art a chance." A maintenance crew has had a tough time removing the paint, and the damage amount to thousands of dollars in cleaning and repairs.

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  • by brant on Sep 7, 2012 at 04:02 PM
    Gee, I wonder if it was a disgruntled liberal!
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      by A Patriot on Sep 8, 2012 at 07:42 AM in reply to brant
      More likely a gruntled republican
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        by Anonymous on Sep 9, 2012 at 04:40 AM in reply to A Patriot
        No, definitely a disgruntled liberal arts major.
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          by Smith on Sep 12, 2012 at 03:30 PM in reply to
          More like a self absorbed screw up who has no understanding or respect. He doesn't know or care about anything political that doesn't center around him.
  • by Fred Location: Jacksonville on Sep 7, 2012 at 03:45 PM
    I know that some special things need a professional's care, but I really wish that part of the punishment would be having to scrub, even symbolically, away the vandalism during high noon on a busy downtown day.
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      by rwill on Sep 8, 2012 at 05:50 AM in reply to Fred
      And they should have to pay for the full cost of the clean up in addition to any fines.
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      by David on Sep 8, 2012 at 08:08 AM in reply to Fred
      Good idea, maybe if this pinhead had to clean up his mess he,d lean something.
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