Transit Police report arresting a Jamaica Plain man on charges he was caught red-handed spraying green and white graffiti on a wall at the Hynes Green Line stop last night.
Police say officers responded around 11:15 p.m. to the station after somebody reported a guy spray-painting the side of the station.
Officers were able to locate a male fitting the description, later identified as Alexa Royce, 28, of Jamaica Plain. Royce was shirtless and officers observed white paint splattered about his abdomen and green paint on his fingertips. Officers also discovered Royce was in possession of five green and white spray paint cans. Royce was positively identified as the person defacing/vandalizing the station.
Police add puzzled officers tried to decipher what he had sprayed, to no avail:
When asked what he sprayed on the building Royce responded " It's my personal art. I don't want to share that with you".
And with that, they put him in a cruiser for a ride to Transit Police headquarters on Southampton Street to be booked on a formal charge of tagging.