Cops: Graffiti ‘artist’ is busted

December 8, 2011

A man claiming to be a “street artist” was arrested for vandalism after painting a street sign on Nov. 20.

Colby Amadeo, 21, of Boston faces a charge of vandalism for allegedly defacing the sign near Oswald and Hillside streets.

According to the Boston Police Department, Amadeo said during the arrest, “I’m a street artist expressing my creativity.”

From press materials.