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Blue man scooped

Posted by Ralph Ranalli October 11, 2007 09:04 AM

FRAMINGHAM

A graffiti artist accused of spray-painting on several buildings has appeared in court after being scooped up - blue-handed - by police.

Witnesses called police Monday after seeing a man spray-painting an anti-Ku Klux Klan message on the side of the Standard Electric building, the Associated Press is reporting.

"When the officers confronted him, his hands were blue," said Lt. Paul Shastany, a police spokesman. "He claimed he was an artist and it was just like an addiction, spray painting."

Josh Kirby, 31, of Framingham, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to five counts of malicious mischief causing more than $250 worth of damage. Police said they found similar graffiti on a restaurant, pizza shop and food market in the town.

-- AP

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