The NYPD Finally Arrests LEWY for Graffiti

One of New York City’s most prolific vandals has reportedly been arrested. “LEWY,” whom the NYPD has identified as Enno Tianen, was hit with a litany of charges such as “criminal mischief, making graffiti, criminal trespass and possession of a graffiti instrument” after a months-long investigation by the NYPD according to the New York Daily News. Although his tags and fill-ins have conspicuously adorned both public and private property for years now, it was undoubtedly the high profile bombing of the Brooklyn Bridge this summer, a feat which has only been done a handful of times, that motivated police to find him. It also probably didn’t help that he’s the lead suspect in the brazen theft of a $100,000 KAWS painting from Marc Ecko’s Manhattan offices in September 2011. (Photo: Press Pause/Flickr)