Friday Funny: One-Eyed Monster Terrorizes Michigan Town

In this edition of <em>The Atlantic Cities'</em> weekly look at bans of note from across the country, John Metcalfe examines Jackson, Michigan's new anti-graffiti ordinance, and the lone street artist it is thought to target.
May 4, 2012, 2pm PDT | Jonathan Nettler | @nettsj
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A prolific street artist has been busy at work in Jackson, Michigan, located 45 minutes west of Ann Arbor. And his handy work, featuring a whimsical one-eyed monster, has local officials all aflutter.

According to Metcalfe, "Jackson has acted as an incubator to some sweet aerosol-based art for some time – see this paint-crazed old factory, now demolished – but the monster struck such a nerve that officials formed a task force to head off the perceived acts of vandalism. In March, Jackson's police chief announced that his men were 'getting close' to arresting the suspect, but so far their can-carrying quarry appears to have eluded the dragnet."

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Published on Thursday, April 26, 2012 in The Atlantic Cities
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