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Police Arrest Suspected NYC ‘Moustache Man’

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The poster for "Bridesmaids" with "moustache" graffiti on April 24, 2011 at the 23rd Street #1 train stop. (credit: Jesse Zanger)

The poster for “Bridesmaids” with “moustache” graffiti on April 24, 2011 at the 23rd Street #1 train stop. (credit: Jesse Zanger)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Police said they nabbed a man who wrote the word “Moustache” in black permanent market on hundreds of posters throughout the New York City subway system.

Joseph Waldo was arrested on charges including felony criminal mischief and possession of a graffiti instrument.

There was no phone listing for the 26-year-old man at a Manhattan address provided by police.

Waldo is accused of drawing the word “Moustache” in flamboyant cursive on the upper-lips of people depicted on movie and television posters in the subway system.

Police said officers spent two months documenting posters vandalized by the so-called “Moustache Man.”

Graffiti websites also have been tracking the work.

Responding to news of the arrest, Subway Art Blog criticized police for spending time and money tracking down “street artists.”

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