Chicago Art Student Arrested For NYC Subway Graffiti

NEW YORK (AP/WBBM) – A Chicago art student has been charged with spray painting seven New York City subway cars.

Zebadiah Arrington was arraigned in Queens Supreme Court Thursday on graffiti, trespassing and criminal mischief charges. Prosecutors say a search of the 19-year-old’s e-mail account uncovered photographs of the graffiti sent shortly after the subway cars were defaced.

Zebadiah Arrington’s Facebook page lists him as a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicgao.

His lawyer, Florian Miedel, says he’s disappointed that bail for the college sophomore was set at $10,000. Miedel says his client turned himself in and has been cooperating but could lose his place at art school if he can’t pay the bail and return to class.

Prosecutors accuse Arrington of being a member of a Chicago graffiti crew called CMW, short for “Chicago’s Most Wanted.” They say he defaced the New York cars between October 2007 and January 2010.

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  • west town dude

    He also should be defaced, and any financial aid for his supposedf education be revoked.

    Then he should be made to clean each of the cars with a toothbrush.

  • Wildcat

    The big deal is that clowns like this think they are artists; they are, instead, vandals, plan and simple.

  • iphish

    I’m sure he would have turned himself in if he hadn’t been caught….Right! If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime….good luck finding a new career and cleaning up your “artwork”

  • Larry Smith

    you guys got up that early to HATE on someone else’s life and think its you takin a stand for whats right? Clearly its the correct thing to do by kiling a kids art school status…what a way to forgive and move on…YOU PEOPLE SUCK!

  • Right

    You’re up early to defend this delinquent, Larry. Justice was served.

  • CMDubLife

    FREE ZEB!!!! how can yu claim justice is being served when tha only thing theyre doing is ruinin thz kids art career. do yu not realize tht graffiti is a major part of HipHop way before rappin was. n i bet if yu checked yur kids ipod most of tha songs wuld b hiphop. smh

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