In a brazen, daylight attack, some wacko dude defaced the new street art installed on the side of Emmy’s Spaghetti Shack. The pieces had been commissioned by Emmy herself, apparently, but on Monday morning the murals were attacked by a vandal armed with a can of white spraypaint.
Here’s what they looked like last week, BEFORE the vandal attacked:
So, that’s the bad news. The good news is, a Bernalwood reader caught the vandal in action:
Our tipster writes:
I was walking past Emmy’s about 9:50 this morning and saw this guy brazenly defacing the new artwork in broad daylight. I didn’t confront him (I had my 20 month-old daughter strapped to my back; not sure if I would have otherwise), but I took his picture and called the police with a description.
And even better news: The SFPD got the guy. Bernalwood is told he was a regular patron at Emmy’s, and may be struggling with some sort of substance-induced loose screw or some such, but the belief is that the defacement was not an act of malice.
Still, really sad. Fingers crossed that the Emmy can restore the piece or secure a worthy replacement.
PHOTOS: Bernalwood Intelligence Agency