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Man charged after spray-painting ‘I’m not a terrorist’ on fed courthouse

A 42-year-old homeless man has been charged with a federal crime of willful injury to government property, after he allegedly spray-painted “FU 1867 I'm not a terrorist” on windows on four different sides of the James A. McClure Federal Building and Courthouse in Boise on Jan. 2. Charles Arthur Stark, 42, was charged with a Class A misdemeanor and could face up to a year in prison, $100,000 in fines and restitution for the damage; his actions were captured on video and posted on YouTube. You can read the U.S. Attorney's full announcement here.

Suspect nabbed in ‘BZR Bandit’ case, but he has different initials…

A 19-year-old from Pocatello by the name of Ryan P. Hanson has been issued a summons to appear on two misdemeanor counts of malicious injury to property, according to the Idaho State Journal, in the “BZR bandit” case, in which he allegedly went to great heights to leave his “BZR” graffiti tag in prominent locations in Pocatello. Downtown business owners there had offered a reward to collar the tagger.

It’s not me…

Imagine how stunned I was to see on the AP wire today that an elusive graffiti bandit is annoying the heck out of Pocatello by emblazoning “BZR” in all kinds of high and hard-to-reach places on buildings and signs in the southeast Idaho city. Yes, those are my initials (Betsy Z. Russell), but I’m definitely not the bandit! Click below to read an AP report, via the Idaho State Journal, about the graffiti artist, whom one local business owner has threatened to make “walk the plank” if she catches him.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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