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Video exhibits alleged vandal who ruined Notorious B.I.G mural in NYC


The vandal who police consider defaced a Brooklyn mural honoring legendary rapper Notorious B.I.G. is captured on new surveillance footage. 

The suspect allegedly approached the mural on the nook of St. James Place and Fulton Street in Clinton Hill round midnight Aug. 26, splashed black paint on the rapper’s face and scrawled the phrases “East Coast” in purple spray paint, cops mentioned. 

The NYPD clip, launched late Wednesday, exhibits the alleged vandal strolling down a residential road, apparently carrying a white bag. Police are nonetheless seeking to monitor him down. 

The suspect is proven strolling down a residential road, apparently holding a white bag.
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The destruction occurred within the space the place the “Hypnotize” artist, whose actual identify was Christopher Wallace, grew up.

Artist Vincent Ballentine created the artwork piece in 2019, and it now covers the out of doors wall of the Beauty World salon the place Biggie spent a lot of his youth, according to Complex.

The suspect splashed black paint on the rapper’s face and scrawled the words “East Coast” in red spray paint, cops said.

The suspect splashed black paint on the rapper’s face and scrawled the phrases “East Coast” in purple spray paint, cops mentioned.
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“Done soiled,” Ballentine posted on Instagram, showing the destruction

Four days later, Ballentine posted a video of the restored mural, with the caption, “Resurrection of BIG.”

“You gotta attempt more durable child,” he mentioned within the clip. “Come more durable subsequent time, playboy!”

Artist Vincent Ballentine, who created the art piece in 2019, is shown repairing the defaced mural.
Artist Vincent Ballentine, who created the artwork piece in 2019, is proven repairing the defaced mural.
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The vandalism drew swift condemnation from Mayor Eric Adams. 

“Biggie is a hero to our neighborhood, and that’s darn positive not the way you unfold love the Brooklyn approach, as Biggie would say,” Hizzoner told NY1. “We’re going to look into that and be sure that mural is cleaned up and repaired as a result of this has a spot there and it stays there, and we need to discover the particular person accountable.”



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