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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:19 PM

Man charged with felony in Obama mural defacing

Source: Houston Chronicle

A suspect has been charged in a recent defacing of a mural of President Barack Obama near a popular midtown restaurant.

Michael Dale Kroetsch, 58, was charged Friday with felony criminal mischief in the 339th State District Court. He was not in custody late Friday afternoon, Houston Police Department spokesman John Cannon said.

The charge against Kroetsch stems from an incident in the early hours of Jan. 28, in which someone defaced the larger-than-life mural with paint. Surveillance video of that incident helped lead police to file charges against Kroetsch, Cannon said.

It was the second act of vandalism against the mural, which is on a building at Alabama and Travis, across the street from The Breakfast Klub.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Man-charged-with-felony-in-Obama-mural-defacing-4301303.php



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Reply Man charged with felony in Obama mural defacing (Original post)
TexasTowelie Feb 2013 OP
Cooley Hurd Feb 2013 #1
CurtEastPoint Feb 2013 #2
judesedit Feb 2013 #3
MrSlayer Feb 2013 #5
NBachers Feb 2013 #23
Ian David Feb 2013 #21
The Wizard Feb 2013 #24
John2 Feb 2013 #27
judesedit Feb 2013 #4
muntrv Feb 2013 #6
stlsaxman Feb 2013 #7
slackmaster Feb 2013 #8
Ian David Feb 2013 #19
JohnnyRingo Feb 2013 #10
freshwest Feb 2013 #22
slackmaster Feb 2013 #9
JohnnyRingo Feb 2013 #11
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #12
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #26
orleans Feb 2013 #30
Gman Feb 2013 #13
slackmaster Feb 2013 #14
VanillaRhapsody Feb 2013 #15
msanthrope Feb 2013 #16
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #17
Ian David Feb 2013 #20
Live and Learn Feb 2013 #28
Ian David Feb 2013 #18
harmonicon Feb 2013 #25
Live and Learn Feb 2013 #29

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:21 PM

1. Glad they caught him...

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:23 PM

2. Here's the felon and his work.



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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:31 PM

3. Thank you. I hadn't seen the actual damage. It will be redone to his horror. I hope he has to help

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:33 PM

5. He looks like a hate filled cretin.

 

He has a stereotypical look to him.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:19 PM

23. He's got the Bush in him, this one

I can see Dubya looking like this if he hadn't had a life of privilege and ass-saving.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:16 PM

21. "Derr... FREEDOM!" n/t

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:32 PM

24. drunk (nt)

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 01:38 AM

27. He has the same expression

 

Boner has. He looks like a very angry man.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:32 PM

4. I feel sorry for his mother. He must have been a real pleasure to raise.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:33 PM

6. Put this jerk in general population!

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Response to muntrv (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:37 PM

7. "What are you in for...?"

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:42 PM

8. "Vandalism..."

 

"...and creating a nuisance."

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:15 PM

19. "Vandalism... creating a nuisance... and uh... uhm... I killed a dude for asking questions." n/t

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Response to stlsaxman (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:46 PM

10. LOL!

He'd be better off telling fellow inmates he up for raping his sister.

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Response to muntrv (Reply #6)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:17 PM

22. Probably *return* him to general population, more like it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:45 PM

9. Does anyone NOT support the actions of the restaurant owner in apprehending the crook?

 

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:48 PM

11. "Anyone knowing the whereabouts...."

According to the article, the asshole's still at large. I'm guessing he'll turn up in a drunk driving arrest soon, he can't hide for long.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:03 PM

12. Maybe they could cover the mural in plexi-glass so it would be easier to fix each time. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 12:40 AM

26. He needs

Ever dry. He'll probably never be able to paint over it though.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:14 AM

30. wow--that's pretty cool--i watched the video (with the sound off) and it looks amazing. n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:38 PM

13. They'll argue it's protected free speech

to deface the mural of Obama.

No, I don't see how they could win that. But that's the way they think.

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Response to Gman (Reply #13)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:41 PM

14. Public opinion will be based on the contents of the guy's Manifesto

 

For sure.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #14)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:45 PM

15. His will be in crayon with lots of misspellings

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 08:56 PM

16. I bet he had "jus' a coupla beers ossifer...." nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 09:12 PM

17. A felony? Really?

I thought Texas was finally taking sensible measures to reduce its prison population.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #17)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:15 PM

20. He's lucky nobody shot him under the Castle Doctrine. n/t

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 03:58 AM

28. I agree. Horrible act, but a Felony?

Ridiculous. Way to many laws are felonies these days.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 10:14 PM

18. If only they could catch the people who vandalized my car two times for my Liberal stickers.

I'd love for them to be his cell mates.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Feb 22, 2013, 11:56 PM

25. That's a felony? Sweet fucking Christ.

I'm pretty into art, and I think it's really really important, but if trowing some paint a mural three times sends someone to jail for life, we're fucked.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #25)

Sat Feb 23, 2013, 04:00 AM

29. Exactly. Being a felon will

simply be mainstream the way things are going.

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