Two men are in custody for vandalism after they defaced a Jimi Hendrix statue in Seattle.
The vandalism which took place at Capitol Hill came on the 43rd anniversary of Jimi’s death (18th September).
The men, reportedly drunk at the time, strolled into an art supply store that shares the sidewalk with the statue and purchased spray paint.
Minutes after buying the spray paint the drunken duo proceeded to the statue before moving on to nearby construction equipment and neighborhood buildings, according to Seattle Police.
The suspects were stopped in downtown Seattle by transit police who had been notified of the disturbance.
Responding Seattle Police officers were able to positively identify the men based on witness statements and surveillance footage from the art supply store. Both suspects had blue paint on their hands and clothes.
A cleaning-up project to restore the statue is already underway.
On matters related to Hendrix, Outkast rapper ‘‘Andre 3000 Benjamin’’ portrayed the late guitarist in the recent controversial film “All Is By My Side” which opened to raving reviews at this years Toronto International Film Festival.
The film despite its critical acclaim did not feature any of the artist’s songs, because it famously failed to receive permission from the Hendrix estate last year.