Police in Tokyo have arrested a 47-year-old graphic designer on suspicion of property destruction after he spray-painted graffiti on a fence inside the premises of an office building at around 4 a.m. on April 18.
Police said Masayuki Kamibara, a resident of Nakano Ward, was apprehended by officers from Yoyogi Police Station on Tuesday, Sankei Shimbun reported.
Following his arrest, Kamibara was quoted as saying “I’ve been spray-painting on building walls and fences for over 30 years, so I can’t remember where I painted what graffiti.”
According to police reports, Kamibara has left his mark on private property under the name “smokee.” Since last year, there have been several acts of vandalism by graffiti in Shibuya Ward.
© Japan Today