The NYPD caught a Trump-loving graffiti artist by building a wall.
No, Mexico did not pay for it.
There’s been a lot of debate in the past few years over whether building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border will help curb the flow of undocumented people and drugs into the country.
But no one is debating the effectiveness of a wall that was built in New York City to arrest a serial graffitist whose pro-Trump vandalism irked fellow riders at the Borough Hall/Court Street station in Brooklyn.
Complaints of pro-Trump graffiti in the subway station began in January.
Graffiti is art...But this is nothing more than vandalism.— yyyyyiying (@yyyyyiying) March 21, 2019\n
Another excellent job of wasting tax payers money and police force.
️ “Police built and hid behind a fake wall to nab a serial '#lovetrump' graffitist”https://t.co/WsMAZVFU1a pic.twitter.com/LXoOlcGX28
So some officers hatched a plan to erect a plywood enclosure in the subway station they could hide behind to catch the MAGA vandal in the act.
Lo and behold, the vandal struck again, tagging #LoveTrump in the station and the police popped through the door in the wall to arrest 43-year-old Jamie Montemarano. Montemarano was charged with graffiti and criminal mischief.
“Sure enough, our man came back and put up again in #lovetrump on the beam, so they caught him live writing on the beam,” said NYPD Chief of Transit Edward Delatorre.
It had to be a bitter-sweet moment for Montemarano. He can now happily claim that walls can be effective at deterring crime; unfortunately, this time he was the criminal.
This was the only wall that needed building...— Sports By Reis (@SportsByReis) March 20, 2019\n
In order to catch a Trumpet you have to build a fake wall. Makes sense.— non registered (@Kellyajandro) March 19, 2019\n
In New York City, the dedicated detectiveswho investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as theSpecial Victims Unit. These are their stories .— FearlessGirl (@FearlessGirl24) March 20, 2019\n
Wonder if the cops took Trumps advice:— Devin Nunes’ Vexatious Lawsuit (@atom_attic) March 20, 2019\n
"When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just seen them thrown in, rough. I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice’"