CHICAGO (CBS) — A 13-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly defacing a popular art installation at Grant Park.
The boy faces multiple charges, including felony criminal damage to property, for allegedly tagging 18 of 26 life-sized human statues in the “Borders” art installation at Solti Garden, on the northwest corner of Jackson Drive and Michigan Avenue.READ MORE: Aldermen Opposed To City Worker Vaccine Mandate Seek Special City Council Meeting To Repeal It
Each statue was spray-painted with similar lettering Friday night – in most cases, either the letters FEIN, or DNR, or both.
“It disgusts me,” said Bob O’Neill, president of the Grant Park Conservancy. “Graffiti should not be taken lightly. I take it very seriously.”