NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A Washington State man faces charges for allegedly spray painting the words “Bird God” on the Grand Army Plaza arch in Brooklyn.

Police said 36-year-old Denis Shelagin used a lift around 12 p.m. Sunday to access the Soldiers and Sailors memorial near the entrance to Prospect Park.

Officers took Shelagin into custody when he came down and charged him with criminal mischief, making graffiti and possession of a graffiti instrument.

It’s unclear what the phrase “Bird God” means.

  1. Vic O'hara says:

    Denis Shelagin
    Spokane, WA
    Age: 36
    Full Name: Denis A Shelagin
    Current Address: 2323 Southeast Blvd, Spokane WA
    Used to live: 3126 Mount Vernon St, Spokane WA
    • 537 Hawthorne Rd, Spokane WA
    • 3118 Mount Vernon St, Spokane WA
    • 537 E St, Spokane WA
    Phone: (509) 466-1080
    AKA: Denis A Shelagin • Dennis Shelagin
    Related to: Ivan Shelagin • Ivan Shelagin

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