Sean Harrington, 45, allegedly sprayed the word “cocaine” in Bourbon Street, while wearing a shirt with the word “cocaine” painted, according to the court record records.
(Orleans Justice Center jail)
A man from California accused of having sprayed the word “cocaine” in various places, earlier this month on Bourbon Street in New Orleans — while wearing a shirt and a hat with the word “cocaine” written, according to police.
The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Sean Harrington, was allegedly caught Dec. 3 on surveillance cameras spray-painting the word on places along Bourbon Street, which is considered a historical monument, according to an arrest warrant against him.
Court records cited by the Lawyer of New Orleans give Harrington is originally from Pasadena, Calif..
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Around the 2:20 p.m., Dec. 3 two patrol officers spotted Harrington wearing the shirt and hat, the Times-Picayune of New Orleans reported.
The officers later saw the word “cocaine” spraypainted on the ground in the neighbourhood of Bourbon and St. Louis Street at least five times — on the side of a curb, and in different bins, according to the arrest warrant. Another man said he saw someone spraypaint the doors of 418 Bourbon Street, the warrant said.
Agents found Harrington with a white spray-paint can allegedly in his possession, the arrest warrant stated. Authorities arrested a Harrington two days later, after further research.
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Harrington faces two counts of criminal damage to property of a value of less than $500 and one count of criminal damage to a historic building or monument, the Times-Picayune reported. His bond is set at $500 and he was appointed a public defender, according to court records.
Prison records cited by the Times-Picayune say Harrington was released from prison Thursday, pending further legal action.