CHARGE DROPPED AGAINST ARTIST WHO WROTE ON ART-BANANA WALL

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By KELLI KENNEDY
Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Charges have been dropped against an artist who scrawled a red message about sex offender Jeffrey Epstein on a wall where an artist had previously duct-taped a banana.

Artist Rod Webber walked out of a Miami courthouse Thursday and declared victory as he took a bite out of a banana, peel and all.

He says the case has been dismissed.

He was charged with criminal mischief in December when he wrote in lipstick, “Epstien didn’t kill himself,” on a blank wall where another artist had duct-taped a banana that sold for over $100,000 and was widely parodied on social media.

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2/27/2020 4:29:30 PM (GMT -6:00)

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