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Chicago Art Student Arrested For NYC Subway Graffiti

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Photo Of Zebadiah Arrington. (Facebook Photo)

Photo Of Zebadiah Arrington. (Facebook Photo)

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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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